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A Masterpiece spread over half a century!,
This review is from: In England (Hardcover)
How coincidental and very fortunate the UK was to have TWO of the Worlds' really GREAT Photographers within its' borders, and I don't just mean 'snappers' either, I mean real Photo-Journalists in the names of Don McCullin and the late Larry Burrows who died while covering yet another job during the Vietnam War. Another 'coincidence is that they both hailed from the same part of North London - Finsbury Park.
"In England" is a superb photographic essay as anyone who has purchased any other of McCullins books would expect. Full of photos of various areas of England, notably Consett,Liverpool,Sussex,Somerset,Wiltshire,Essex and the towns of Bradford and also London he takes us on a social helter-skelter from the Upper-Class social gatherings of the Henley Regatta and Ascot to the slums of Liverpool and elsewhere but for me the most moving photos of all were of 'Jean' of Aldgate, London a sight of pure and utter desperation if there ever was one and also between pages 150 and 167 those poor souls who have to spend their nights sleeping in doorways or on debris sites.Scenes of absolute tragedy in the year 2012?
I have often felt that many of these people have ended-up in these situations through circumstances and misfortune beyond their own control and had matters and a little luck been kinder to them then maybe they would NOT be where they now find themselves?