Don McCullin telling stories in 1989
The BBC news programme Newsnight has been celebrating its 30th birthday this week, and has posted a series of archive pieces on the BBC website. The one that’s grabbed my attention is Don McCullin, most famous for his harrowing and engaged pictures of war and suffering from the 1960s onwards, as he photographs homeless people in London in 1989. It’s worth watching to hear and see him working – always interesting to see another photographer’s approach – but also to hear his battle against the growth of compassion fatigue that he senses around him. The link to the (15 minute) clip is here.