Allendale, N.J. - Leica Camera said Thursday has added a new
Leica Lecture Series titled "Moments of the Human Condition" featuring
acclaimed photojournalist Peter Turnley.
The free series will offer a look into the life and work of the
photojournalist, and includes stops in Austin, Texas, on April 18; Washington D.C.
in May; and New York, N.Y. in October.
Turnley has captured images of the many of the world's major
events over the past 30 years, and many of those were made using Leica
The lectures will allow participants to view some of the most
notable photographs in Turnely's portfolio and hear the stories behind them.
"This intriguing series provides a rare glimpse into the mindset
of an individual who experienced history as it was unfolding," said Christian
Erhardt, Leica Camera marketing VP. "With these events, we hope to support
local photographic communities with new and culturally significant programming
while bringing the Leica experience to a new generation photographers. Peter
Turnley's work serves as an inspiration to all and demonstrates the magnitude
of work that can be captured with a Leica camera."
"For me, photography is at its core all about sharing an
expression of our feelings, perceptions and observations about the world around
us," stated Turnley. "The camera is simply a tool in this process -- what is
most important is what we communicate. Yet the tool we choose to use for our
visual storytelling is like a close friend that helps us and accompanies us on
our journey. My Leica rangefinder camera has been a lifelong friend."
Turnley's work draws attention to the plight of people suffering from
hardship or injustice. Turnley strives to affirm the many aspects of life that
are beautiful, poetic, just and good.
Turnley's photographs have been on the cover of Newsweek 43 times
and are published frequently in the world's most prestigious publications
including Harper's, Stern, Paris Match, Geo, LIFE, National Geographic, The
London Sunday Times, VSD, Le Figaro, Le Monde and The New Yorker.
He has won numerous international awards including the Overseas
Press Club Award for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, numerous awards
and citations from World Press Photo and the University of Missouri's Pictures
of the Year competition.
The lecture series is presented in conjunction with the Austin
Center for Photography in Austin, Texas, and Parsons, The New School for Design
in New York.
Leica Camera representatives will attend each event to present
the full Leica portfolio and discuss in detail the tools Turnley has selected.
For additional details and to register, visit www.leicaakademie.com.