Don McCullin, Liverpool c. 1970
Coming Soon Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Don McCullin

16 September 2020 – 9 May 2021

Don McCullin, Liverpool c. 1970 © Don McCullin

See Tate Britain's hugely popular Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Liverpool

This one-way route guides you from the Main entrance and through to the exhibition. There will be access to toilets, our shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink during your visit.

Discover the work of legendary British photographer Don McCullin (b. 1935). See more than 250 iconic photographs captured over the last 60 years. The exhibition includes poignant images of conflict taken in Vietnam and Syria. These will be shown alongside photographs of the UK, which depict scenes of working-class life in the industrial north and London's East End. On display will be some of McCullin's most recent landscape photography taken in the artist’s home county of Somerset.

In addition to the images shown at Tate Britain, there will be a special selection of photographs depicting life and industrial scenes of Liverpool and other northern towns and cities during the 1960s and 70s.

Alongside these photographs, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom, you’ll have the opportunity to see his magazine spreads, contact sheets, helmet and the Nikon camera which took a bullet for him in Cambodia.

Sir Don McCullin was born in 1935 and grew up in a deprived area of north London. He got his first break when a newspaper published his photograph of friends who were in a local gang. From the 1960s he forged a career as probably the UK’s foremost war photographer, primarily working for the Sunday Times Magazine. His unforgettable and sometimes harrowing images are accompanied in the show with his brutally honest commentaries.

Don McCullin Liverpool 8 in the early 1960's. 1963 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin Liverpool 8 in the early 1960's. 1963 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin Local Boys in Bradford 1972

Don McCullin, Local Boys in Bradford 1972. Photo courtesy of Don McCullin

Don McCullin Protester, Cuban Missile Crisis, Whitehall, London 1962

Don McCullin, Protester, Cuban Missile Crisis, Whitehall, London 1962. Photo courtesy of Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Fishermen playing during their lunch break, Scarborough, Yorkshire 1967 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Fishermen playing during their lunch break, Scarborough, Yorkshire 1967 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Early shift, West Hartlepool steelworks, County Durham 1963 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Early shift, West Hartlepool steelworks, County Durham 1963 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, 'Shell-shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue' 1968, printed 2013
Don McCullin
Shell-shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue 1968, printed 2013
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
© Don McCullin
Don McCullin, Consett, County Durham 1976 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Consett, County Durham 1976 © Don McCullin

Venue

Tate Liverpool
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool
L3 4BB
Plan your visit

Dates

16 September 2020 – 9 May 2021

  • Timed tickets must be booked before visiting
  • All visitors including Members need to book a ticket

The exhibition is open for Members only on the last Sunday of each month, 10.00–11.00 for Members Hours

Pricing

£13 FREE with ticket for Members

Concessions available

See Booking and Ticketing FAQs

Please note that this exhibition includes photographs of conflict and poverty, showing dead bodies and people suffering extreme conditions including starvation.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Carefully managed visitor numbers
  • A one-way route
  • Increased cleaning regimes in toilets and high use areas
  • Protective screens on desks and counters
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery
  • The cloakroom is closed so avoid bringing bulky coats or bags

VISITING SAFELY

  • Please follow all the safety instructions onsite
  • Keep your distance and act on any guidance our staff give you
  • Wear a face covering, unless you are exempt
  • Pay by card or contactless
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided and wash your hands regularly
  • If you are not feeling well, help keep everyone safe by staying at home

For more information take a look through our frequently asked questions.

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Find out more

Interview

Photojournalism Now

We talk to photojournalist, Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi, about the ethics of her work and the impact of technology on documenting conflict

Tate Etc

Don McCullin: The Interview

Don McCullin (b1935) is an internationally acclaimed photographer with over 60 years of experience documenting the world’s devastating wars and its harrowing humanitarian disasters, as well as photographing the lives of people from the industrial north of England and the homeless of east London. Undimmed by age, McCullin remains an energetic and compassionate chronicler of our world. Simon Grant, editor of Tate Etc., visited him at his home in the Somerset countryside to hear the story of his extraordinary life

Interview

Don McCullin on Photographing War

Hear photographer Don McCullin describe the emotions of photographing war