PSA – McCullin – BBC1 @ 10.35pm
I stumbled upon the last 20 mins, and despite being knackered and needing my sleep, I felt I couldn’t turn it off. Definitely watching it all on iPlayer tonight.
not the kids obviously.
Depends on the age / maturity of the kids. I’d love to watch it with my 15 year old. Sometimes they need to be shown that life isn’t all parties, facebook and iPad games.Posted 4 years agorudebwoyMember
his admission of ‘flashbacks’ about that hospital in beirut with the poor children must be horrific– as he said–words cannot describe,humanity has gone….so in our ‘democracy’ –reporters/photographers must stay on ‘message’……a very moving and poigniant programme that.Posted 4 years agorobgarriochSubscriber
A harrowing but important document, the man’s made of far sterner stuff than me. Since becoming a father I find I’m completely crushed by such graphic images as the group of kids trying to help each other just get up a step. Disbelief at what went on (goes on..?) in Africa / Vietnam / Lebanon etc. etc., life ceasing to have any value whatsoever.
Going to be on my mind for a long time.Posted 4 years ago
You lot should also try to see the previous week’s Imagine programme:
Such an incredible photographer and a strange story.Posted 4 years agoThurman MermanMember
Stunning documentary. Had the pleasure of meeting him twice (friends of my ex-boss) – an amazingly humble guy.
Proud to see 3 or 4 of his photos (of the homeless) hanging in Tate Britain the other weekend. One of the most important British artists of the 60s/70s, not just the finest British photojournalist.Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
I missed this the other night, but its gone on the Love Film list. We saw the retrospective of his work at the Imperial War Museum and it was a sobering experience. Not often you see people in an exhibition stood crying in front of a photograph. It’s no surprise that capturing that kind of thing takes an enormous toll
It’s a testament to how his photographs of vietnam changed opinions, that Thatcher decreed he was allowed nowhere near the Falklands. His letter of refusal was proudly displayed at the exhibitionPosted 4 years ago
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