Tag: Peter Turnley

Peter Turnley : The Human Face of Covid-19, New York

Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, the Franco-American documentary photographer Peter Turnley has been in New York. His photographs show the deeply human face and soul of this moment. Although he has covered most of the world’s conflicts over the past four decades, it is the first time he has found himself in the midst of a war, “at home”, with no visible enemy.


Peter Turnley: French Kiss-A Love Letter to Paris Revisited « The Leica Camera

Previously, we talked to Turnley about his book “French Kiss-A Love Letter to Paris” in October 2013 and featured a complementary video on his work that’s viewable here. As Valentine’s Day approaches along with the Leica Fotopark Valentine’s Day Challenge, we sat back down with Peter to hear more about his time photographing Paris and the love he has witnessed and experienced there.


Tiananmen Square Still Haunts Photographer Brothers After 25 Years

David Turnley was in Paris when he got the call. His brother Peter was in Beijing to cover the visit of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to China but was on the line with different, more exciting news. A small group of students had taken to the streets in protest in Tiananmen Square—and their numbers were swelling.


New Site: Peter Turnley

“Why would a nanny be taking all these pictures?” Maloof asks in “Finding Vivian Maier.” His puzzlement reflects the central anxiety of the film, and of the Maier legend in general. Why would a photographer with the fierce dedication, creative vision, and formal skill of a Robert Frank, a Diane Arbus, or a Garry Winogrand withhold her work from the world and choose instead to spend her life raising other people’s children?


In Memory – The War in Iraq, Ten Years On

Peter Turnley covered the first Gulf War in 1991, and was present from the first day of this latest war in Iraq which started yesterday March 19, 2003. I worked as an unembedded photojournalist in Iraq for the first five weeks of the war and spent much time in southern Iraq, near Basra, arriving in Baghdad, the same day US forces entered the City in April of 2003. It is important that a photographic record serve as a constant opportunity to assess the past, and think about the future. Somethings should never be forgotten. In this spirit, here a portfolio of 20 photographs


Rio Street Photography Workshop with Peter Turnley – March 1-8

"Photographers love life, light, and joy, and all that touches the senses! Maybe nowhere else in the world can this be found more than in Rio-and particularly at carnival time. The Rio workshop will be much more than simply an experience in photography - it will offer the students an exposure to a way of living full of energy, sensuality, outdoor activity, and humanity in one of the world's most beautiful and exciting cities during the amazing time of the Rio Carnival..."



Filmmaker Thierry Guetta had been casually documenting the underground world of street art for years, but when he encounters Banksy, an elusive British stencil artist, his project takes a fascinating twist. Unimpressed with Guetta's footage, Banksy takes over filmmaking duties and Guetta reinvents himself as a street artist named Mr. Brainwash -- and, much to Banksy's surprise, immediately becomes a darling of the Los Angeles art scene.


The Image Maker – Ralph Lauren Magazine

Just carrying a Leica around with you can be a fashion statement. Former Newsweek photographer Peter Turnley has used a Leica for more than thirty years, especially for shooting Paris street photography. “They are elegant, discreet, and high-performing cameras, and they can accompany me like a friend through daily life,” says Turnley, who currently teaches photography workshops around the world. “A Leica M camera is also a bit like a piece of jewelry, like a special watch, that not only tells good time but also makes you feel good about yourself when you wear it.”