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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 Included in the exhibition are several unpublished images as well as images taken during his most recent trip Read full story
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...