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Don McCullin Somerset landscapes exhibition

 27th Sep 2011

Don McCullin 250Photographer Don McCullin, CBE, is holding a landscape exhibition in support of Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Selwood Living Landscape Programme, at At The Chapel, Bruton, September 26 to November 27.

Don is one of Britain’s greatest photographers, better known for his work recording wars around the world. A retrospective of his work is currently showing at the Tate Britain Gallery in London. His recent work has concentrated more on landscape photography around the area where he lives in Somerset and he brings his immense experience as a photojournalist to this exhibition titled ‘Somerset Landscapes.’

Don said: “One of the greatest joys in my life is photographing the Somerset landscape ­ it gives me total joy and freedom.”

The Selwood Living Landscape Programme aims to restore, recreate and reconnect wildlife habitat across the area once covered by Selwood Forest in East Somerset ­ a major ancient hunting forest of old England. Somerset Wildlife Trust will be working with local people to create a range of conservation projects that will have a real and lasting impact for wildlife and people.

Sarah Hobbs, Selwood Living Landscape Development Officer, said:
“We are delighted that Don is supporting the programme with his exhibition showcasing Somerset’s wonderful landscapes.

“Over the coming months, the Trust will be working with individuals, schools, landowners and business to explore the opportunities that the Selwood Living Landscape Programme could bring for both people and wildlife.”

Don is also the author of many books including his 1990 autobiography, Unreasonable Behaviours, and his most recent book, Southern Frontiers: A Journey Across the Roman Empire.

At the Chapel was voted Best Restaurant at the Taste of Somerset Awards 2010.

The exhibition is free to view, by visiting At The Chapel, Mon to Sat 9am to midnight, Sun 9am to 4pm. Find out more at www.somersetwildlife.org/selwood or call 01823 652403.

Photograph of Don McCullin, CBE, at the exhibition’s private view which took place on Sunday, September 25, © Vincent Evans