Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
Following his recent retrospective at Tate Britain, which received more than 170,000 visitors, forty photographs from Sir Don McCullin’s six-decade career are on view. This marks his first solo exhibition in New York since 2001, when “The Lost Continent,” his images of Africa, were presented at the United Nations headquarters. McCullin’s iconic photographs from Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Syria, and many other sites of conflict are recognized for their brutal honesty, compassion, and their mastery of light and composition. His work in England opens a window into the impoverished lives of people in London’s East End and the industrial north; his contemplative landscapes near his home in Somerset offer a quieter, peaceful moment of repose amidst the human tragedies to which he has borne witness with his camera.
“Photography has given me a life,” McCullin has said. “The very least I could do was try and articulate these stories with as much compassion and clarity as they deserve, with as loud a voice as I could muster. Anything less would be mercenary.”