★★★★☆ Don McCullin
entered the public consciousness with his memorable photo of a North London gang, standing defiantly amidst a dilapidated building. That was his very first published photograph, displayed by The Observer in 1958, and is where the aptly-titled documentary, McCullin
(2012), jumps off. Directed by David and Jacqui Morris
, this is no mere exercise in eulogy by a variety of talking heads, as may well be expected. Instead, the film provides a journey through the life and work of one of the world's most fascinating and revered photographers guided by the man himself. Luckily, he proves an absolutely enthralling chaperon.
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