Human Rights Photo Exhibit

October 4 - November 29

Ken Kollman accepting a photo from David TurnleyDon’t miss the unique opportunity to view twenty-six iconic photographs by David Turnley from October 4th – November 29th at the Gallery of the International Institute in the School of Social Work Building.  Learn more about David C. Turnley at his website
Exhibit is open Monday-Friday 8AM - 8PM, and  Saturday & Sunday 8AM - 5PM.


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.