Over the last 30 years, renowned photojournalist Peter Turnley has covered most of the world’s significant conflicts, including the 1991 Gulf War, the Balkans, Somalia, Rwanda, South Africa, Chechnya, Haiti, Israel-Palestine, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Kosovo and the 2003 Iraq War.
One of his ongoing projects documents refugee populations around the world, people forced to flee the untenable conditions of violence, homelessness and starvation such upheavals inflict. Turnley’s work draws attention to the suffering and injustices that exist, while also highlighting moments of inspiration and beauty.
His photographs have been featured in numerous publications around the world including, Newsweek, The London Sunday Times, Le Monde and National Geographic.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — For decades, when Hewitt Sawyers drove past the monument of the Confederate soldier standing tall in his city’s public square, he felt the weight of slavery’s long shadow. Sawyers, 73, had attended a segregated school in Franklin, about 20 miles south of Nashville. He read from torn books passed down from the local white high school. The courthouse offered a “colored” water fountain, and the movie theater did not welcome him on the lower floor. As Confederate monuments across t
NOTTINGHAM, England — Lizzie Wilson was standing in a crowded nightclub Monday night with three friends when she felt a sharp pinch in her back, as if she had been pricked by a needle. Ten minutes later, she was struggling to stand. Wilson, 18, said she had heard about young women being injected with syringes at crowded clubs and immediately feared she was another victim. Her friends rushed her to the hospital, where she spent hours disoriented and without sensation in her legs. “Nobody should e