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David Turnley Exhibit at the International Institute

October 3, 2012

On October 26, 2012 from 9 am - 5 pm, the U-M International Institute will host a Symposium titled TRANSLATING HUMAN RIGHTS: BODIES OF EVIDENCE. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer and Associate Professor at the School of Art and Design, and the Residential College, will be a Guest Speaker at 1pm on Oct. 26.

An exhibit of twenty five of his photographs from around the world will be a centerpiece of the Symposium.  The exhibition will be on display at the International Institute, 1080 South University, School of Social Work Building, through November 9.

David C. Turnley, Associate Professor in the Residential College and the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan, is a renowned photographer and filmmaker.  He received the Pulitzer Prize in photography for his coverage of the Revolutions in 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall and Tiananmen Square in China. In addition, he was twice awarded the World Press Picture of the Year, the prestigious Robert Capa Award for Courage and four Overseas Press Club Awards.

Mr. Turnley has covered many of the major news stories of the past thirty years, publishing eight books from these experiences. He has spent the last quarter century documenting the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, as well as the challenges of creating a democracy in that country.  He has photographed Nelson Mandela since his release from prison, and authored the book, Mandela: Struggle and Triumph.

His first film, The Dalai Lama: At Home in Exile, produced by CNN, was awarded the 2001 Cine Golden Eagle and nominated for an Emmy. He was awarded Best Documentary at the Miami International Film Festival for his film La Tropical, shot in Cuba.  He has just completed four years of work on his most recent film Shenandoah, a documentary that will premier in New York on November 10th.

His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature from the University of Michigan, an Honorary Doctorate from the New School in New York, and a Neiman Fellowship at Harvard. He is fluent in French and Spanish and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

David Turnley Exhibit at the International Institute