Don McCullin, British photographer. Before he found solace photographing the Somerset countryside, McCullin spent 30 years as a war photographer covering the world trouble spots.

'When I was in Beirut, I photographed a woman who was screaming... and she came and punched the life out of me for my error... (later) somebody came and said 'you know that woman who punched you, she's just been killed, another car bomb's gone off and blown her away down the street.' And I thought, that's it, I've had it. I've had this war business...these war games. I'm going home.'