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 …

The Explicit and the Implicit Gaze

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Ansel Adams famously said ‘There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.’ (Sheff Interview, 1983) There are always two gazes for every photograph, and as we consider particular images, we might see more. Perhaps the subject is looking back, out of the photograph. Perhaps protagonists in the photograph or movie are gazing at each other. And …