22 December 2012 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The veteran photographer discusses the violence of his early years, celebrity culture – and why he's off to a war zone at 77

In the documentary that's just been made about your work – McCullin – you say you've had enough of war, yet by the time this interview is published you will have been to Syria.

I know. I'm going to cover the war in Aleppo. I'm pestered from morning to night in Somerset and I just want to get away from it.

You could go to the Caribbean instead.

I'd be even more bored. I haven't been to Syria for a decade, since the Gulf war started. And I'm going right back to the place where I crossed over the border 10 years ago. I ask myself: why am I giving up all this comfort to go and sleep in a derelict house and slosh around the Turkish border with poor old refugees? »

- Carole Cadwalladr

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