Peter Turnley Photography at Cuban Fine Arts Museum


By Luis Rondón Paz

HAVANA TIMES — On November 13, the Cuban National Fine Arts Museum hosted the opening of a solo exhibition by US photographer Peter Turnley, internationally recognized for his work on the reality of the human condition.

Turnley, 60, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has worked in more than ninety countries and has witnessed many of the issues that have marked the history of global geopolitics of the past forty years. He has captured through the lens numerous wars including The Persian Gulf War of 1991 and conflicts in South Africa, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, among others.


Graduated from the University of Michigan, the Sorbonne of Paris and other institutions of international prestige, Turnley has received awards of great notoriety including the Overseas Express Club for best photo essay abroad and mentions from World Press Photo.

Turnley has photographed life in Cuba since 1989 and is expected to publish soon a book titled “Cuba: the Grace of the Spirit.” More information on the author’s other publications can be found at his website:

The photo exposition is on display through February 15, 2016, at the Cuban Arts Building of the Fine Arts Museum.

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Luis Rondón

Luis Rondon Paz: Activist, Queer, computer scientist, actor, photographer, student and apprentice journalist. Originally from Santiago de Cuba. I believe that people are life projects in constant transformation. I am consistent and responsible for my actions, committed to just causes and a lover of good deeds. Today I write about Cuba in exile, free of psychological torture and persecution of the Cuban dictatorship.