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Iconic images from 30 years of global coverage

October 15, 2012
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A Bosnian woman crying on the roadside in Tuzla, Bosnia, in 1995. (Photo by David Turnley)

The photo shows a Bosnian woman crying on the side of the road, where members of the Serbian army dumped her after massacring most of the men in the enclaves of Srebrenica  in 1995 during the war in Bosnia. The image is among 26 iconic photographs about human rights on display at the International Institute at the University of Michigan.

The photos were taken by David Turnley, who majored in French literature at U-M and went on to become a photographer covering many of the world’s major stories in the past 30 years.  He won the Pulitzer for his pictures of the changes and protests that swept the world in 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Tiananmen Square demonstrations. He has also won the Robert Capa Award for Courage two World Press Picture of the Year prizes and four Overseas Press Club Awards.

Turnley is now an associate professor in U-M’s Residential College and the School of Art and Design.

Until Nov. 9, the photos can be seen in the Gallery of the International Institute in the School of Social Work Building. The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. More information is available here.

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