Protester, Cuban Missile Crisis. Whitehall, London. 1962. by Don McCullin.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Don McCullin
Statement from Don McCullin on the back of print “Protester, Cuban Missile Crisis. Whitehall, London. 1962.”
“In 1962, when the world nearly went to war again over the Cuban Missile Crisis there were massive demonstrations in London’s Trafalgar Square and Whitehall, where this shot was taken. This one man broke from the rabble of many thousands trying to make a run for 10 Downing Street. The prime minister’s residence. Police then formed a cordon to prevent him and to hold back ensuing crowds. So he made his political statement by sitting himself down in front of them. What slogan was he brandishing on that banner? Who was he? What happened to him? His statement may have made headlines, but he remains forever anonymous, caught up entirely in his own activism.”
Sir Donald McCullin CBE is a British photojournalist, particularly recognised for his war photography and images of urban strife. His career, which began in 1959, has specialised in examining the underside of society, and his photographs have depicted the unemployed, downtrodden and the impoverished.
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