WAG Presents Film on War Photographer Don McCullin

Winnipeg, MB, November 12, 2013: In conjunction with its exhibition Don McCullin: A Retrospective, opening November 1, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is screening a powerful documentary portrait about this legendary British war photographer and photojournalist.

Told through a series of honest and often graphic interviews, McCullin recounts a life lived in the theatre of war--from his first photographs of  the violent teenage gangs in his home neighborhood of Finsbury Park, to capturing international conflicts of the past 50 years. The film lays bare McCullin's horror of the destruction of human life, juxtaposed with the adrenaline rush of a life spent under enemy fire.

The films will be screened on Friday, November 29 at 7pm; Sunday, December 15, at 2pm; and Friday, January 10, at 7pm. They run for 1 hour and 35 minutes, and are included with Gallery admission.

“McCullin’s photographs convey the intensity and intimacy of his human encounters.” Says WAG Chief Curator Helen Delacretaz. “Late in his career, haunted by nightmares, he retreated from war, turning his lens to the peaceful countryside around him.”

Don McCullin: A Retrospective is curated by Ann Thomas, Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition is organized and circulated by the NGC.

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For more information, contact:
Debra Fehr, Manager, Communications and Marketing, 204.789.1767, dfehr@wag.ca

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