Donald McCullin

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NameDonald McCullin
BornOctober 9, 1935 (age 88), St Pancras, London, England
Years Active1959–present
SpousesChristine Dent (m. 1959; div. 1982), Marilyn Bridges (m. 1995; div. 2000), Catherine Fairweather (m. 2002)
Notable WorkSpecialized in war photography and images of urban strife, depicted the unemployed, downtrodden, and impoverished
Early LifeGrew up in Finsbury Park, evacuated to a farm in Somerset during the Blitz, displayed talent for drawing, left school at 15 for a catering job on the railways
PhotojournalismPosted to the Suez Canal during the 1956 Suez Crisis during National Service, served as a photographer’s assistant, bought first camera (a Rolleicord) in Nairobi

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