Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The Story of Two Identical Twin Photojournalists

Today we feature an interesting video from Picture Correct detailing the work of  two photojournalist, David and Peter Turnley. 

David won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for photography for images of the political uprisings in China and Eastern Europe, the World Press Photo Picture of the Year in 1988 for a photo taken in Leninakan after the devastating Armenian earthquake and again in 1991 for a picture of a U.S. Sergeant mourning the death of a fellow soldier during the Gulf War, as well as the Overseas Press Club Robert Capa Gold Medal. 

He has been a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in photography four times. From 1985 to 1997, he also covered the struggle to end Apartheid, revolutions in Eastern Europe, the student uprising in China, wars in Bosnia and in the Gulf and the fall of the Soviet Union.

Over the past two decades, Peter has travelled to eighty-five countries and covered nearly every major news event of international significance. His photographs have been featured on the cover of Newsweek more than forty times. A renowned street photographer who's lived in and photographed Paris since 1978, he is one of the pre-eminent photographers of the daily life in Paris of his generation.

Photojournalists and identical twin brothers David and Peter Turnley travel around the world covering news stories, from the Middle East to Africa to China and beyond. 

Between the two of them, they cover almost every major event and have been present at many of recent history’s wars, tragedies, and victories, including Tiananmen Square, the Gulf War, and Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. 

Featured in a 60 Minutes segment entitled “Double Exposure” that aired in 1996, the Turnley brothers describe how they got their unlikely start in photojournalism and their parallel journeys to success.

Follow the link to watch the video The Story of Two Identical Twin Photojournalists
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