Don McCullin was born in London in 1935 and spent his childhood in the derelict area of Finsbury Park. After the death of his father, he left school at the age of fourteen and worked various odd jobs to support himself before being called up for two years of national service in the Royal Air Force as an assistant for aerial photography. His first reportage, on the ‘Guvnors’ a youth gang in his childhood neighborhood, was published in The Observer in 1959. In 1961, he photographed in Berlin during the construction of the wall. He produced his first war assignment for The Observer in 1964, covering the civil war in Cyprus. In 1966 he began his eighteen-year affiliation with The Sunday Times Magazine, covering numerous conflicts and battlefields in the Congo, Biafra (Nigeria), Israel, Vietnam, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Bangladesh, Lebanon, El Salvador and Kurdistan, and becoming one of history’s greatest war photographers. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including his acclaimed autobiography, Unreasonable Behaviour, Sleeping With Ghosts and a retrospective titled Don McCullin. He is the winner of numerous awards, including two Premier Awards from the World Press Photo, in 1964. In 1992 he became the only photojournalist to be made Commander of the British Empire, and received in 2006 the Cornell Capa Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Center of Photography, New York. In recent years, in addition to his landscape work in Britain published as Open Skies, and along the Ganges, published as India, he has focused primarily on the African continent, documenting the AIDS crisis in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia, and producing a book on the ‘lost tribes’ of Ethiopia, Don McCullin in Africa.