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.