Briton Don McCullin is widely regarded as one of the greatest photographers of his generation. During the Vietnam War he made multiple visits to that country and took some of the most dramatic and memorable images ever shot of that terrible war.
In February 1968, he found himself embedded with the U.S. Marines in Hue during TET when they were attempting to retake the city from the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces. Many of his photos of that time have inspired more than a few of the figures in our K&C’s ‘Vietnam’ series.
This figure of Don McCullin is based on an actual photo of him taken by fellow photojournalist Nik Wheeler in Hue during the battle.