Peter Turnley (American, b. 1955) is a photojournalist known for documenting the human condition and current events. Over the last thirty years, Turnley has photographed some of the world’s most significant conflicts including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the 2003 war in Iraq. This exhibition, which is drawn from the permanent collection, focuses on one of his ongoing subjects: refugee populations around the world. 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 photo essay form and as cover images in numerous publications around the world including Newsweek, The London Sunday Times, Le Monde, and National Geographic.
Curatorial assistance by Museum Intern Emerson Krull ’19
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