Pulitzer winner teaching
The School of Creative Arts is offering a course by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker David Turnley this semester.
Documentary Storytelling with David Turnley will concentrate on documentary photography and film, with an emphasis on storytelling. The course will meet Monday and Wednesday from 6-8:45 p.m., and SOCA instructors Jane Martin and Cara Wade will team with Turnley on the content.
Turnley won a Pulitzer for his coverage of all the revolutions in 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall and Tiananmen Square in China, and has been runner-up for the prize four other times. He has won the World press Picture of the Year twice, the prestigious Robert Capa Award for Courage and four Overseas Press Club awards.
He has covered many of the major news events of the past 30 years, producing eight books from the experiences, including his latest, "MANDELA: Struggle and Triumph." His first film, "The Dalai Lama: At Home in Exile," produced by CNN, was awarded the 2001 Cine Golden Eagle and nominated for an Emmy. He was awarded Best Documentary at the Miami International Film Festival for his film, "La Tropical," shot in Cuba.
Turnley earned a bachelor's degree in French literature from the University of Michigan, honorary doctorates from the New School in New York and the University of Saint Francis and was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard.
"This is a unique opportunity for Fort Wayne and USF," said SOCA Dean Rick Cartwright.