Last week at the age of seventy-seven, war photographer Don McCullin returned to the front line, to document the conflict in Syria alongside reporter Anthony Loyd for The Times. My first must see of the New Year is documentary ‘McCullin’, released in UK cinemas from 1 January.
To coincide with the film, McCullin gave an interview to the Guardian this weekend. While the sensational headline ‘Photojournalism has had it’ is unfair to a new generation of highly talented photojournalists working today; McCullin’s stature remains that of one of the most important photographers to shape our understanding of modern warfare. With McCullin in the news, one should also pause to remember Philip Jones Griffiths, and his groundbreaking book Vietnam Inc.