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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 Included in the exhibition are several unpublished images as well as images taken during his most recent trip Read full story
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...
Featured Essays
May 30, 2017
Stuart Franklin followed two conflicting candidates on the UK General Election campaign trail. Louise Irvine for the National Health Action Party, a party in favour of the renationalisation of the privatised parts of the English National Health Service and increasing funding. And Jeremy Hunt, the Conservative Party Secretary of State for Health, who has been battling problems with doctors' contracts,... More...
Education
Mar 21, 2017
We are excited to announce the details of the latest Magnum Intensive Documentary Photography Course: in association with London College of Communication. The course will run over the month of August in London, led by Magnum photographers Stuart Franklin and Chris Steele-Perkins, and by Max Houghton, course leader of MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC, with other Magnum Photographers,... More...
Featured Essays
Jul 12, 2016
Stuart Franklin travelled to Kenya’s heartland of distance running in Eldoret and Iten, two towns situated over 2,000m from sea level. These high-altitude towns are the home to most of the great Kenyan Olympic and World Champion distance runners from the past 40 years. Iten’s also home to the IAAF-accredited Olympic High Altitude Training Centre, founded by ex-World Champion Lornah Kiplagat, which... More...
Apr 14, 2016
On April 21st, Magnum Photos will host an evening with Stuart Franklin, beginning at 6.30 pm.

The presentation of his new book The Documentary Impulse, in conversation with Simone Klein, will be followed by a book signing at the Magnum Photos Paris office.

In The Documentary Impulse, Stuart Franklin explores why we are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. He focuses... More...