By Tyler Sutherland
The work of a renowned photojournalist is on display at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in a new exhibit.
Don McCullin: A Retrospective showcases roughly 140 black-and-white photos snapped by McCullin, 78, throughout his lengthy career. The images are drawn from several collections, and encapsulates the artist’s journey from working class England, to the killing fields around the world, to the pastoral landscapes of Arthurian myth.
“Don McCullin’s photographs are arresting. They transport you visually and emotionally to centres of brutal conflict and extreme grief,” said chief curator Helen Delacretaz. “The emotion felt upon viewing the works is often gut wrenching. He takes the viewer from the lowest depths of the human condition with his wartime images to spiritual highs of his landscapes, regenerating the spirit.”
The powerful exhibition opened on Tuesday and will run until January 12, 2014.