Don McCullin quotes

  • I only use a camera like I use a toothbrush. It does the job.
    -- Don McCullin

    #Jobs #Cameras #Doe

  • Seeing, looking at what others cannot bear to see is what my life is all about.
    -- Don McCullin

    #Bears #Life Is

  • Photography is the truth if it’s being handled by a truthful person.
    -- Don McCullin

    #Photography #Truthful #Persons

  • I have been manipulated, and I have in turn manipulated others, by recording their response to suffering and misery. So there is guilt in every direction: guilt because I don't practice religion, guilt because I was able to walk away, while this man was dying of starvation or being murdered by another man with a gun. And I am tired of guilt, tired of saying to myself: “I didn't kill that man on that photograph, I didn't starve that child. That's why I want to photograph landscapes and flowers. I am sentencing myself to peace.
    -- Don McCullin

    #Children #Flower #Tired

  • I am a professed atheist, until I find myself in serious circumstances. Then I quickly fall on my knees, in my mind if not literally, and I say : 'Please God, save me from this.'
    -- Don McCullin

    #Atheist #Fall #Mind

  • I met an Englishwoman in Africa. She said she became a doctor because she saw one of my pictures. That’s all I want – just one doctor in Africa.
    -- Don McCullin

    #Doctors #Want #Saws

  • There's always a threat surrounding the things you love
    -- Don McCullin

    #Threat #Things You Love

  • The real truth of life is on the streets. Photograph the daily lives of people, and how they exist, and how they fight for space and time and pleasure.
    -- Don McCullin

    #Real #Fighting #Space

  • I am sometimes accused by my peers of printing my pictures too dark. All I can say is that it goes with the mood of melancholy that is induced by witnessing at close quarters such intractable situations of conflict and joylessness.
    -- Don McCullin

    #Dark #Peers #Sometimes

  • Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.
    -- Don McCullin

    #Inspirational #Photography #Feelings

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