Corbis snaps up Turnley twins - Press Gazette

Corbis snaps up Turnley twins

Photojournalists David Turnley and Peter Turnley have both signed representation agreements with Corbis.

“Working with David and Peter Turnley is important on two levels,” said Brian Storm, Corbis vice-president of news and editorial photography. “First, their work absolutely helps to ensure our ability to provide our news and editorial clients with the most compelling possible coverage to powerfully shape their stories. And second, they are both enormously talented and respected professionals of the calibre we are continuing to gather as our core group.

“David and Peter have covered nearly every major news event of international significance in the past twenty years. We’re very proud to represent them.”

David Turnley has worked as a photojournalist in 75 countries over the past 20 years. His images have been collected in five volumes and he has won many awards, including World Press Picture of the Year in 1988 and 1991 and the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in 1990.

His twin brother Peter has taken photographs for publications including Geo, Life, Newsweek, National Geographic, Paris-Match and Stern. He has received numerous international awards, including the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, as well as several from World Press Photo.

His books include Beijing Spring, a photographic chronicle of the events of Tiananmen Square in 1989; Moments of Revolution, a photographic documentary of the historic revolutions throughout Eastern Europe at the end of the Cold War; and Parisians, a book covering 25 years of black-and-white photographs of daily life in the humanistic tradition of Paris street photography.

Their work can be viewed together in the retrospective book, In Times of War and Peace (Abbeville Press), covering 25 years of their collective efforts.