August 12| 7:30 | Rockport Opera House | Upstairs | Free and Open to the Public
Born in Olten, Switzerland, Marco started his career as a photographer’s assistant in Los Angeles. After his return to Switzerland, he opened his first studio and worked as a still life photographer. In 2003, he decided to change his career towards portrait and fashion photography. Since then, he has photographed celebrities such as us presidents Obama, Clinton and George w. Bush, George Clooney, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth, Sandra Bullock, Steve Jobs, Buzz Aaldrin, Hillary Clinton, David Lynch, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Robert Plant, Sir Elton John, Daniel Day Lewis, and Pink, just to name a few. He worked for magazines like Time, National Geographic, Interview, New York Magazine, Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Das Zeit Magazin. His advertising clients are the Walt Disney Studios, Warner Brothers, Tag Heuer, Adidas, BBC, Nike, ARD and Louis Vuitton.
He realized several film project's including - "Beyond 9/11" and "Voices of 9/11" , for Time Magazine, HBO and CNN. " Moments with Patti "(with Patti Smith) for Time Magazine. "Mine Action" (United Nations) "Risk Takers" (National Geographic Magazine) and Unicef.
Marco’s work earned him numerous awards, topped with an Emmy Award in 2012 and the prestigious Hasselblad master in 2007.
Since 2010, Marco serves as an " International advocate against land mines" for the United Nations land mine action service (Unmas).
Marco will be teaching The Editorial Portrait at MMW + C
Peter Turnley is a photojournalist renown for documenting the human condition and current events. He is also a widely acclaimed street photographer who's lived in and photographed Paris since 1978-one of the preeminent photographers of the daily life in Paris of his generation. His work is often seen in the world's most prestigious magazines: Newsweek, Harper’s, Stern, Paris Match, Geo, LIFE, National Geographic, The London Sunday Times, VSD, Le Figaro, Le Monde, and DoubleTake. He is now based both in New York and Paris.
His photographs have been on the cover of Newsweek Magazine 43 times. He worked as a contract photographer for Newsweek Magazine between 1984-2001. He has covered nearly every major news event of international significance in the past twenty years. His pictures have been published the world over and have won many international awards including the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, and numerous awards and citations from World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year competition of the University of Missouri.
Turnley has produced portraits and covered many of the world's most influential people of our time; Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin, Mandela, Arafat, Schroeder, Chirac, Clinton, Reagan, Bush Sr, Lady Diana, Pope Jean Paul II , and Obama, to name a few.