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Stuart Franklin’s photographic career began when he started to work for The Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph Magazine in London and later with Agence Presse Sygma in Paris. Following his acclaimed documentation of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, he began to move away from news into magazine feature photography. Here, Shanghai Harbour Coal Handling Co. as part of a wider project on the municipality in 1993.

My photos aren’t didactic. They aren’t waving a flag or trying to tell you what to think or what to believe. But they hopefully allow you to reflect, wonder, or dream

Stuart Franklin
© Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos

Stuart Franklin was born in London in 1956. His photographic career began when he started to work for Now Magazine, The Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph Magazine in London and later with Agence Presse Sygma in Paris.

He combines a direct documentary-style with a strong personal vision and has photographed some of the most important news events of the 21st Century as well as producing many acclaimed personal projects, exploring subjects relating to the Anthropocene. His core interest today is in producing work, mostly about nature-society relations, that is open to multiple interpretations.

He graduated with a first class degree in Geography from Oxford University and went on to complete his doctoral thesis there in 2001. Franklin was awarded a professorship in documentary photography in 2016. Franklin has also made films, including the feature-length documentary, Runners.

© Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos

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