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April 20, 2005

International Mondays Presents World As Seen By Photojournalist

Award-winning photojournalist Peter Turnley will speak about "International Perspectives Through Photography," April 25 from noon to 1 p.m. in the International Center Lounge at the University of Iowa. The event, part of the International Mondays lecture series, is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

"I have endeavored to focus on the plight of people who have too little as opposed to those who have too much," said Turnley, who views each step in his photographic career as part of a larger whole: an on-going photographic expression of key moments in contemporary history.

Turnley has photographed in 85 countries over the past 25 years. His images of major international events have appeared on more than 40 Newsweek covers and in other major magazines and newspapers throughout the United States and Europe, including Paris Match, Geo, LIFE, National Geographic, The London Sunday Times, Stern, Le Figaro, Le Monde and Double Take.

With his twin brother, David, also a photojournalist, Turnley has published three major books on world events: "Beijing Spring," "Moments of Revolution" and "In Times of War and Peace." His images have appeared in many other books.

Turnley is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Sorbonne of Paris and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris; and, in 1997, he received an honorary doctorate degree from the New School for Social Research.

Turnley is in residence at the UI for the second half of April as a Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor, with funding from the Ida Beam program and additional support from the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UI International Programs, The Daily Iowan, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of the Associate Provost for Health Sciences, the International Writing Program, the UI College of Education and the Iowa City Press Citizen.

For more information on this lecture or International Mondays, contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at 319-335-0345.

The International Mondays series is sponsored by UI International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. The lectures are usually from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center Lounge or other locations on campus throughout the academic year with the exception of holidays and breaks.

UI International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Program: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345; Writer: Po Li Loo