‘The tank man’. Tiananman Square, Beijing, China. June 4, 1989. by Stuart Franklin.
Specifications of ‘The tank man’. Tiananman Square, Beijing, China. June 4, 1989.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Stuart Franklin
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Stuart Franklin on the back of print ‘The tank man’. Tiananman Square, Beijing, China. June 4, 1989.
“In June, 1989, following the Beijing massacre, a man stepped into the path of a row of tanks leaving Tiananmen Square and into the history books. It was an unexpected act of defiance. Courageous too. More than thirty years on there’s still a great deal we don’t know: what became of the man, why he was carrying two shopping bags, and the nature of his exchange with the tank driver. One day I hope we’ll know more.”
About Stuart Franklin from his website
Franklin studied drawing under Leonard McComb in Oxford and Whitechapel, London, and from 1976–1979 photography at West Surrey College of Art and Design, where he graduated with a BA. Moreover, between 1995 and 1997, he studied geography at the University of Oxford, first receiving a BA and the Gibbs Prize for geography. He received a doctorate in Geography from the University of Oxford in 2000. Franklin was awarded a professorship in documentary photography in 2016.
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