XIV World Forest Congress 2015

Stuart Franklin

Stuart Franklin worked as a correspondent for Sygma Agence Presse in Paris during the 1980s before joining Magnum Photos in 1985. Franklin's coverage of the Sahel famine from 1984 to 1985 won him acclaim, but he is perhaps best known for his celebrated photograph of a man defying a tank in Tiananmen Square, China, in 1989, which won him a World Press Photo Award. Franklin’s documentary photography has taken him to Central and South America, China, Southeast Asia and Europe. In 1999 he produced The Time of Trees, a photographic essay examining the social relationship between nature and society through the prism of trees. Since 2004 he has focused on long-term projects concerned primarily with man and the environment.