1977 Photo Contest, News Picture, 1st prize

Don McCullin

The Sunday Times

01 January, 1976

Lebanese Christian Phalangists in the foyer of the Holiday Inn in Beirut, battling with Palestinians in the adjacent hotel during the Lebanese Civil War, in January-February 1976. The Minet-el-Hosn hotel district of downtown Beirut was one of the first fronts in the war that opened up.

About the photographer

Don McCullin

Donald 'Don' McCullin (London, UK, 1935) is one of history's great war photographers. His interest in photography was sparked during his national service (1953-1955), when he ser...

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