From war to faith: Don McCullin fights for a new cause
With more than 40 years' experience of covering brutal conflicts, one might have expected Don McCullin to have had enough of religion. "I've seen religion fail in all sorts of ways," the renowned photographer said.
"I've seen the worst possible examples of how religion can go wrong. But at the same time I see something dramatically wrong happening in Britain and that is our own lack of faith. We need to have a little bit more faith in each other."
The photographs on this page are part of Faith Through a Lens, a competition launched by church insurer Congregational & General – and judged by McCullin – to uncover nationwide personal experiences of faith in the community.
The winner, announced last night at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, was a portrait by Anthony Jarman of an elderly woman holding her grandson after the Haiti earthquake.
It is an image McCullin, above, would be more than familiar with. "The only time I've prayed is during the heat of a battle when I was utterly convinced I was about to pop it," he said. "I always felt a little bit Judas-like afterwards, but it's something that just happens."
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman 'suffocates newborn baby in plastic bag and puts it in her desk minutes after giving birth'
- 2 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove