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War photographer McCullin's retrospective shows 'appalling things" humans do


LONDON (Reuters) - From the battles of the Vietnam War to starving African villages and the destitute streets of London, photographer Don McCullin has documented violence, suffering and deprivation for more than half a century.His pictures brought home to the general public the agony of people and places near and far. Now aged 83 and knighted by Queen Elizabeth, he is haunted by what he has witnessed and prefers to train his lens on the landscapes of rural Somerset.

    "Looking at what others cannot bear to see is my life as a war photographer," he said about a retrospective of his work that opened on Tuesday at the Tate Britain in London and features more than 250 black-and-white photographs.

   

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