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Refugees from the War in Bangladesh. A mother and child in a refugee camp on the Indian frontier.
Gelatin silver print
Imperial War Museum
Photograph © Don McCullin
By the early 1970s, Don McCullin's photojournalism had changed from coverage of active fighting to that of the suffering of the victims of war. During the war to establish the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan, he photographed the thousands of refugees and the suffering caused by the outbreak of disease during the monsoon season. His photographs, combined with the strong layouts of the Sunday Times Magazine editorial staff, evoked a strong response from the British public.
This image was included in the exhibition "Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin" at the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester, UK (6 February to 13 June 2010)