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20 May, Monday


Talking photos of history

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There are  some photos that we can't look away from.

 

According to the BBC- Culture, one of Britain's greatest living photographer Don McCullin opens new exhibition of work in London. 

 

Let's look his "Talking photos" from history.

 

 

A Lebanese family leaving the Martyrs Cemetery, Beirut, 1976.

 

 

A photo taken in Vietnam in 1968 reveals a man launching an object into the air, striking uneasy parallels with images of athletes.

 

 

Northern Ireland, The Bogside, Londonerry 1971: "It was inconceivable at the time that the violance would continue unabated for another 25 years.

 

 

 

Homeless Irishman, Spitalfields,London, 1970: in a 2012 documentary, McCullin recalled thinking this man looked like Neptune as he photographed him.

 

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