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Tank Man Iconic Photo Signed by Photographer S. Franklin
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"Tank Man" Iconic Photo Signed by Photographer S. Franklin

Black and white photograph, “The tank man”, Magnum Photos, 6” x 6”, Beijing, June 4, 1989. Signed on the verso by photographer Stuart Franklin. Fine condition.

At verso is a preprinted statement by Franklin recounting the day he took this iconic photo, “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.”

The Tiananmen Square protests were student-led demonstrations held in Tiananmen Square, Beijing during 1989. In what is known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, troops armed with assault rifles and accompanied by tanks fired at the demonstrators and those trying to block the military's advance into Tiananmen Square. The protests started on April 15th and were forcibly suppressed on June 4th when the government declared martial law and sent the People's Liberation Army to occupy parts of central Beijing. Estimates of the death toll vary from several hundred to several thousand, with thousands more wounded.

Stuart Franklin (b. 1956) is a British photographer who has photographed some of the most important news events of the 21st Century. It was in 1989 that Franklin took his acclaimed photographs in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. After that, he began to move away from news into magazine feature photography. Between 1990 and 2008 he photographed about twenty stories for National Geographic Magazine. Franklin completed his doctoral thesis at Oxford University in 2001 and was awarded a professorship in documentary photography in 2016.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Tank Man Iconic Photo Signed by Photographer S. Franklin

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"Tank Man" Iconic Photo Signed by Photographer S. Franklin

Black and white photograph, “The tank man”, Magnum Photos, 6” x 6”, Beijing, June 4, 1989. Signed on the verso by photographer Stuart Franklin. Fine condition.

At verso is a preprinted statement by Franklin recounting the day he took this iconic photo, “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.”

The Tiananmen Square protests were student-led demonstrations held in Tiananmen Square, Beijing during 1989. In what is known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, troops armed with assault rifles and accompanied by tanks fired at the demonstrators and those trying to block the military's advance into Tiananmen Square. The protests started on April 15th and were forcibly suppressed on June 4th when the government declared martial law and sent the People's Liberation Army to occupy parts of central Beijing. Estimates of the death toll vary from several hundred to several thousand, with thousands more wounded.

Stuart Franklin (b. 1956) is a British photographer who has photographed some of the most important news events of the 21st Century. It was in 1989 that Franklin took his acclaimed photographs in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. After that, he began to move away from news into magazine feature photography. Between 1990 and 2008 he photographed about twenty stories for National Geographic Magazine. Franklin completed his doctoral thesis at Oxford University in 2001 and was awarded a professorship in documentary photography in 2016.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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