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Stuart Franklin
British, b. 1956 (Member)
This retrospective is a collection of sublime portraits, landscapes, and street photography taken by Steve McCurry over the last 27 years. Children and shepherds, warriors and labourers are presented alongside striking views of sandstone cities, mountainous landscapes, and ancient temples. Included in the exhibition are several unpublished images as well as images taken during his most recent trip Read full story
Mar 17, 2020
Stuart Franklin profiles the writer James Ellroy as part of an ongoing project on the importance of place in literature. The crime writer's world can be condensed into two obsessions: pursuing the phantom traces of his murdered red-haired mother, and building a virtuoso literary career on the foundations of a shattered childhood. Franklin traces the places of Ellroy's personal history in Los Angeles... More...
Jun 5, 2019
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are making a State visit to the UK meeting the Royal family, politicians and business leaders seeking trade agreements for post-Brexit UK. The controversial President's visit has inevitably been met by Anti-Trump protests. More...
Featured Essays
Jan 16, 2019
With just over two months to go until the UK is due to leave the European Union, politicians from all sides — Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, nationalists, unionists — voted down the deal painstakingly negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May over the past two years.
Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin documented the moment among the crowd gathered outside the houses of Parliament and shares... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 8, 2018
In the late 1960s a group of artists in Europe and the United States turned their backs on the commercial world of the art gallery and set out to make their presence felt in the landscape. Artists responded differently: some tweaking with the natural landscape, others constructing large scale interventions or engineered alterations to the landscape. This story looks at land art in Europe and its transition... More...
Featured Essays
Feb 21, 2018
Earlier this year, photographer Stuart Franklin travelled to Egypt and Morocco, inspired by the North African journey made by Magnum founder George Rodger, 60 years previously across the Sahara Desert. In the spirit of Rodger, Franklin viewed the landscape through his geographer’s eye, comparing the natural and honed stone he encountered in the monumental landscape.

“George Rodger’s tremendous contribution... More...