Leica To Present Lecture Series

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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 equipment.

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.  

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