The Guv’nors in their Sunday suits, Finsbury Park, London, 1958

The Guv’nors in their Sunday suits, Finsbury Park, London, 1958

DON McCULLIN

WHERE? Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, SW1P 4RG

WHEN? until 6th May

WHY GO? To see history unfold in an aura of hushed reverence.  It’s a profoundly moving retrospective from his famous war photos, raw and harrowing, to images closer to home of the homeless. To lighten the mood there’s also recent work, capturing the countryside near his home in Somerset. It’s a magnificent feat, a life- time of images that speak volumes about documenting the world, from The Berlin Wall to the horrors of Vietnam - he has seen it all.

IN THE KNOW  When an arresting photograph tells a powerful story, it’s a recipe for success. Don McCullin got his first break in 1958, when he photographed some local lads in a derelict building in their sharp suits - the notorious gang called ‘The Guv’nors’. This photograph was published by The Observer and the rest, as they say , is history !