Born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1970, but I've lived in the UK since 1975.I've been taking photographs since I was 14 and finally in 2007 I turned full time freelance, after working as a project manager in the commercial refurbishment industry for 12 years.
I photograph mainly people, either as part of my work on reportage features or as commercial portraits.I have a degree in Social Anthropology and this influences my outlook and approach to image-making.I'm interested in exploring the social, political and cultural factors that form identity and the form that identity takes.I regularly supply both features and commissioned work for the BBC news website and I have worked for various national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, Daily Express and EMAP publications.Corporate clients include Linklaters llp, Betfair and Lindner plc.I have also provided images for charities such as WWF in Mozambique and Landmine Action in Western Sahara.I am based in London.I speak German, some Dutch and a little French, and I'm available for commission or assignment.Please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website www.stevefranck.com
Western Sahara has been on the United Nations list of non-self-governing territories since 1963 after a Moroccan demand, when it was a Spanish colony. In 1966, the UN called on Spain directly for the first time to decolonize the territory. 10/04/2008