Don McCullin receives knighthood
We were thrilled to see that the Master of Photography from Photo London 2016 received a knighthood from The Queen in the New Year Honours list.
Sir Don has documented conflicts in the Congo, Afghanistan and Iran, in a career spanning 60 years. Last month, he travelled to Iraq to photograph the Battle of Mosul and took pictures of people fleeing the city. The 81-year-old said he felt “warmed” to be recognised for services to photography and it would bring “a lot of honour” to his family. Sir Don, who has been represented by Hamiltons Gallery for 30 years also showed a large retrospective exhibition at Photo London 2016, and featured as part of the Public Programme where he was in discussion with Simon Baker, curator of Photography and International Art at Tate Modern.