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DON McCULLIN, SHELL-SHOCKED US SOLDIER AWAITING TRANSPORTATION AWAY FROM THE FRONTLINE, TÊT OFFENSIVE, HUÉ, SOUTH VIETNAM, 1968

Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace

Open:
27 September 2014 – 26 October 2014
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

From War Photographs to Landscapes, 1958–2011

Over five decades, legendary photojournalist Don McCullin has captured some of the most remarkable photographic images of the twentieth century. His impact on photography will be showcased in the exhibition Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace, featuring more than 150 photographs.

McCullin is best known for his memorable images of the world’s most dangerous conflict areas and social disasters: the building of the Berlin wall, the war in Congo, the Vietnam War, civil war in Biafra, fighting in Northern Ireland and the war in Lebanon. However, his recent photography focuses on sublime landscapes. This exhibition is curated by Robert Pledge, Co-founder and Editorial Director of Contact Press Images. McCullin’s work has never been shown in Australia before and the State Library is the exclusive Australian venue.

Caption: Shell-shocked US soldier awaiting transportation away from the frontline, Têt Offensive, Hué, South Vietnam, 1968, Contact Press Images © Don McCullin

Exhibition produced by Contact Press, in association with Reportage

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