Don McCullin

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Ingrid and I have seen a lot of exhibitions over the years, but the current Don McCullin show at Tate Britain really rates as one of the best. If McCullin ever took bad photographs, they were well hidden. I’d compare that with the concurrent Diane Arbus: In the Beginning show. Lots of historically interesting images – beautifully laid out with …

Non-Photographers and Professionals

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Whilst I would agree that in principle all photographers as just that – photographers, there are clearly subsets of photographers. Some earn a living by photography (and then of course via many different kinds of practice); some are learning to earn a living – and some just enjoy taking photographs to varying degrees of seriousness. This week’s reading suggests that we are now in fact …