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This exhibition presented Don McCullin’s personal vision of England: raw, powerful, compassionate images in photographs taken over a 50-year career.


A passionate and personal view of England by one of our greatest living photographers, In England reflected on England from the 1950s to the present day. For half a decade McCullin recorded images of England, highlighting issues surrounding wealth, race, class and social justice. This was the first ever exhibition dedicated exclusively to this aspect of his work.

The images, taken mainly from two books—Homecoming (1979) and In England (2007)—are often imbued with their social or political context. Several exhibited photographs were taken during McCullin’s trips to Bradford and around his own home city, London, as well as Liverpool and the North East. The exhibition also included McCullin’s first ever published photograph, The Guv’nors.

Don McCullin on his early years
Don McCullin on social documentary photography

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Don McCullin: In England