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Shetland's Northern Lights Ambassadors getting excited about going to London to meet Don McCullin.

A GROUP of young Shetlanders are heading for London this month to meet world famous photojournalist Don McCullin.

The Northern Lights Ambassadors, aged 13 to 25, have spent the past two months working on a creative project to celebrate McCullin’s work as part of the national ARTIST ROOMS on Tour programme.

A total of 17 young people have been working on photography, filming and singer-songwriting, each with a specialist mentor, to draw attention to his classic images of war.

Thirteen of them will travel to London from 25 to 27 November to meet McCullin and show him their work at the opening of his exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography at the Tate Modern.

From 29 November until 22 February their creations will be on display alongside an exhibition of McCullin’s work called Fallen, which goes on show in a joint exhibition at the Shetland Museum and Archives and the Bonhoga Gallery.


Jane Matthews, of Shetland Arts, said: “To meet with arguably one of the most famous photographers of the 20th century is a huge privilege for these young people and a fantastic way to acknowledge the huge amount of work and enthusiasm that the whole group has put in to the project.

“I am so proud of them and hope they enjoy their trip.”

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