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From iconic images of major world events, to intimate moments of pleasure and delight — here is an outstanding selection of remarkable images from Magnum Photos — each with a personal story

Stuart Franklin: how I photographed Tiananmen Square and 'tank man'

The Magnum photographer tells his story of the 1989 protests, from peaceful demonstration to bloody crackdown, the iconic 'tank man' – and how hamburgers gave him his big break

The Magnum photographer tells his story of the 1989 protests, from peaceful demonstration to bloody crackdown, the iconic 'tank man' – and how hamburgers gave him his big break

AP gags Magnum’s Stuart Franklin

AP gags Magnum’s Stuart Franklin | Mrs. Deane:

I just found this news on a Dutch blog: AP has intervened in a text submitted by Noorderlicht guest curator Stuart Franklin. These two statements below were issued in response to what is felt as yet another infringement on the principle of free speech

Photographer Stuart Franklin's best shot – The Guardian

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Stuart Franklin says:

It was odd: at the beginning, the Tiananmen Square demonstrations had an upbeat, almost rock festival feel. But then as the army moved in, it turned ugly. So the following morning, I was on the balcony in my hotel room on Chang’an Avenue in Beijing, about 150 metres from Tiananmen Square. I couldn’t leave the hotel, as Chinese security had occupied the lobby. It was a bit frustrating: having grown up with the Magnum ethos that if a picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough, I found myself looking on with quite a long lens.