Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace | State Library of New South Wales

Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace

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.

A selection of Don McCullin photographic books are available at the Library Shop – at the Library and online.

An audio described version of this video is available at

Exhibition produced by Contact Press, in association with Reportage

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