Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Stuart Franklin.
British photographer Stuart Franklin (born 1956), a member of Magnum Photos and frequent contributor to National Geographic, received the World Press Photo Award in 1989 for his iconic photograph of a man squaring off with a tank during the Tiananmen Square protests. Franklin also holds a doctorate in geography, a discipline that continuously impacts his work. Franklinís photography is concerned with landscape and ecology, exploring different concepts of landscape photography and the associations that the term evokes.
For his latest photobook, Stuart Franklin: Analogies, the photographer traces how time and the landscape interact, how human influence shapes this interaction and where landscape and art meet. Investigating the idea of photographic images as analogies and visual metaphors, Franklin finds faces and familiar figures in twisted trees, rocks, clouds and photographed fossils, gardens and sculptures. The book presents black-and-white images taken in France, Portugal, Spain, Oman, Turkey and Malta.
Narcissus documents the two-and-a-half-year period that London-based Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin (born 1956), known for his more political photojournalistic work, spent in a cabin in Norway. Shifting his lens away from familiar urban terrain, Franklin locates abundance in a seemingly austere landscape.