Friday, March 19, 2010

Documentary: Don McCullin

Don McCullin from Jacqui Morris on Vimeo.

Really interesting piece on Don McCullin. One of the first books I ever saw of photography that really made me stop in my tracks and take note was one by Don McCullin. Although the man himself is very skeptical about the affect (or lack of) that his pictures ever had, I think it's impossible to measure the amount of influence and change in thinking that his work may of caused throughout the years. Pictures will never be the entire catalyst to causing change but instead an important and powerful method of telling a story, once they've done that there's is not a whole lot more the photographer can do as a messenger. In most cases the change has to then come from public opinion and dialogue.

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