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Over the past 40 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker David Turnley has photographed some of the world’s most important historical events, world leaders and cultural icons. A Detroit Free Press staff photographer from 1980 to 1998, Turnley photographed Nelson Mandela and the South African struggle and covered such events as the Persian Gulf War, revolutions in Eastern Europe, student uprisings in China and the disintegration of the Soviet Union. He has published 8 books of his photographs and directed three feature length documentaries including his most recent, “Shenandoah”, awarded best Documentary of the Year, and Best Director of the Year by the New Filmmakers Association LA.

David Turnley is currently an Associate Professor at the U-M Stamps School of Art & Design. He delivered this lecture on January 15, 2015 as part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

Unless otherwise noted, all Penny Stamps Speaker Series programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

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