In the picture with Peter Turnley: Moments of the Human Condition

Talk Thursday 24th May, 2007

Peter Turnley, internationally-renowned photojournalist and consummate observer of major world events for the last two decades, will present his images and discuss his connection to visually communicating many of the most important international geo-political and human themes of our times.

A former assistant to French photographer Robert Doisneau, Peter Turnley is currently a contributing editor and photographer for Harper’s Magazine.

He has documented the revolutions in Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989); the Gulf War (1991); wars in the Balkans, Somalia, Rwanda, South Africa, Chechnya and Haiti; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; September 11 and the war in Iraq (2003).

He has photographed many of the world’s most influential people including Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, Nelson Mandela, Yassir Arafat, Gerhardt Schroeder, Fidel Castro, Jacques Chirac, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Lady Diana, Mother Theresa and Pope John Paul II.

As a contract photographer for Newsweek from 1984 to 2001, his photographs appeared on the magazine’s cover 43 times.

He is the author of several books including Parisians, In Times of War and Peace, Beijing Spring, and a new book, McClellan Street, will be out this autumn.

Peter Turnley’s work is represented worldwide by Corbis.