Don McCullin - Photographs London Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Donated by the artist

  • Literature

    The Sunday Times Magazine, 19 December 1971, pp. 12-13
    Don McCullin, London: Jonathan Cape, 2001, pp. 162-3

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the most acclaimed and renowned images in British history, The Bogside, Derry, 1971 by the world’s most respected documentary photographer Don McCullin was taken on assignment for The Sunday Times Magazine. Published as part of a photo-story entitled ‘War on the Home Front’, it depicts a group of soldiers of the Anglia Regiment counter-attacking stone-throwers in the Bogside, a Catholic majority neighbourhood in Derry/Londonderry. Never before had such a bold and brave cover story been published in a Sunday supplement.

    Born in London’s Finsbury Park in 1935, McCullin left school at 15 with no qualifications and signed up to National Service in the RAF as a photographic assistant. In 1959, he took his first published photograph of The Guvnors, a London gang who had been involved in a murder. McCullin has since spent his career covering the world’s most important conflicts, famines and social issues in countries like Congo, Biafra, Uganda, Chad, Vietnam, Cambodia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland. He was the first photojournalist to everbe awarded a CBE by the Queen of England.



The Bogside, Derry

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
38 x 54.2 cm (14 7/8 x 21 3/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and annotated in pencil on the verso.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £10,080

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London Auction 23 November 2021