Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. -- Walker Evans

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Don McCullin: Darkness in Me

This is a very personal interview with Don McCullin, probably the world's best-known war photographer since Robert Capa

He delves into the trauma and personal conflict involved in immersing himself in the world's most tragic locations, while making a living from this suffering; of at times being excited by war, at times driven mad by it, but trying above all to retain humane motivations and not shirking opportunities to help people when possible. 

Of his war photos, he says that he does not want people to resist looking at their horrors: he wants to be the voice of the people he has photographed. Sadly, he has concluded that his war photos have changed nothing; today he takes landscape photos to uplift both himself and the viewer.

No comments:

Post a Comment