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DON MCCULLIN (b. 1935)
DON MCCULLIN (b. 1935)

Shell-shocked Marine, Vietnam, Hue, 1968

DON MCCULLIN (b. 1935)
Shell-shocked Marine, Vietnam, Hue, 1968
gelatin silver print
signed in ink (label, mount verso)
59¾ x 40¼in. (152 x 102cm.)
Hearts of Darkness, Martin Secker & Warburg Limited, London, 1980, pl. 40;
McCullin, Unreasonable Behaviour, Jonathan Cape, London, 1990, p. 110;
McCullin, Sleeping with Ghosts, Jonathan Cape, London, 1994, p. 71;
McCullin, Don McCullin, Jonathan Cape, London 2010, cover image and p. 107;
McCullin, Shaped by War, Jonathan Cape, London, 2010, p. 89.
Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin, Imperial War Museum North, 6th February-13th June 2010.

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Lot Essay

This print is number 7 from an edition of 15 + 3APs.

This image of a US Marine in Hue, Vietnam, is foremost among Don
McCullin's indelible documents of the trauma of war. The caption in
his autobiography explains: 'A "grunt" (infantryman) suffering severe
shell shock awaits transportation away from the battle.' This image has become celebrated as one of the greatest examples of photojournalism and war photography.

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