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Abbeville Press, Inc.
From a low-income mixed race neighborhood in their hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, to the hotspots of the world made famous by news headlines--Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Israel's West Bank, Cape Town, Somalia, Bosnia, Chechnya--twin brothers David and Peter Turnley have focused their cameras with award-winning results. There are bloodied corpses, angry mobs, and ragtag bands of refugees depicted in this compilation of their pictures, but precious few of the brothers' subjects are anonymous. In the tradition of Robert Capa, they work from the frontlines, resulting in intimate photographs that haunt the viewer. Peter's human interest shots, taken in the Turnleys' adopted Paris, offer a soothing respite. While the brothers write copious notes on the images, their reflections are relegated to small print in the back of the book, ensuring that the accompanying text does not dilute the power of the visuals.
From Library Journal
Through photographic eyes that never flinch, brothers David and Peter Turnley share with us the human spirit and the human condition made wretched by war in poor places. South Central Los Angeles in the fiery grip of rioters looks remarkably like chaotic Somalia. A Sarajevan wedding guarded by a best man with an AK-47 might be a funeral in Siberia. The people who populate so many of the Turnleys' photographs are wary?not of the camera, but of the worlds they live in gone mad. The quality and... read more