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Great war photographer 'contaminated by darkness'

Published 7:55 PM ET, Thu October 1, 2015
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A Turkish woman mourns her husband, who was killed by Greek forces in Cyprus in 1964. British photographer Don McCullin is renowned for his work in war and conflict. His retrospective book is now available through Aperture. Don McCullin/Contact Press Images
English soldiers charge Catholic youths in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in 1970. Don McCullin/Contact Press Images
Christian gunmen in the foyer of a Holiday Inn battle Palestinians in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1976. Don McCullin/Contact Press Images
Suspected Lumumbist freedom fighters are tormented before execution in Stanleyville, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 1964. Don McCullin/Contact Press Images
A Vietcong suspect is dragged from his bunker, in South Vietnam in 1965. Don McCullin/Contact Press Images
Early morning at the Kumbh Mela religious festival in Allahabad, India, in 1989. Don McCullin/Contact Press Images
A shell-shocked U.S. soldier awaits transportation away from the front lines in South Vietnam during the Tet Offensive in 1968. Don McCullin/Contact Press Images
A Cambodian woman clutches the body of her husband, who was killed in the battle for Phnom Penh in 1975. Don McCullin/Contact Press Images
American soldiers look into East Berlin at the time of the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Don McCullin/Contact Press Images
The World War I battlefield of the Somme, photographed in 2000. Don McCullin/Contact Press Images