With Nelson Mandela and his brother David, right, during the first free democratic presidential elections in South African history in 1994. (Photographer unknown)
Burlington is very excited about this special and rare event. In addition to presenting to students, Mr. Turnley will also give a lecture entitled, Life as a Photojournalist at BHS at 7pm
Becoming an actual photographer was quite a serendipitous event. Peter was a star football athlete in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana until knee surgery forced him to the sidelines. During his hospitalization, Peter’s parents gave him a book by the French photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and at the age of 16, Peter Turnley discovered photography and became one of the world’s most respected and widely published photo journalists of the human condition and current events.
MSMS and BHS give a special thanks to the BEF whose support made this event possible.