Great war photographer 'contaminated by darkness'

Story highlights

  • For years, Don McCullin's photos connected people to wars and disasters abroad
  • He has been shot in battle, but the deeper scars are psychological, he says

(CNN)Don McCullin is famed for his photographs of conflict, but there was one war he couldn't get to.

It was 1982, and he had been at the top of his game as a photojournalist for the best part of two decades traversing the world, capturing the horror of the world's wars with an unflinching eye.