Don McCullin was born in 1935 in a poor section of northern London, UK. After serving as an aerial photographer for the RAF, from 1964 to 1984 he covered battlefields in Cyprus, the Congo, Biafra, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, El Salvador, and the Middle East, becoming one of history's greatest war photographers. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including his acclaimed autobiography, Unreasonable Behaviour (1990), and 2001's retrospective Don McCullin (both by Jonathan Cape). The winner of numerous awards, including two from the World Press Photo, in 1992 he became the only photojournalist to be made Commander of the British Empire (CBE). Associated with Contact Press Images since 1995, he is based in Somerset, England.