Tyrone Turner is a freelance photographer based in Arlington, VA, who has traveled extensively shooting stories focusing on social and environmental issues. As fellows for the Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) he and his wife, Susan Sterner, documented life in the Northeast of Brazil from 1998 through 2000. In 2003, the Soros Foundation awarded him a Justice Media Fellowship to photograph the lives of youths incarcerated in the adult correctional system. For the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he has documented families and health around the United States.
As a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine, he has produced stories on the disappearing wetlands of Louisiana (October, 2004); increasing hurricane threats (August, 2005); the coasts of the United States (July, 2006); a special issue on hurricane Katrina (Fall 2005); and the rebuilding of New Orleans (August, 2007). Most recently, Tyrone Turner shot the cover story on energy efficiency and conservation for National Geographic (March, 2009).
Tyrone Turner holds a BA in International Relations and an MA in Comparative Politics from Georgetown University. He is a project mentor for the photojournalism program at the Corcoran School of Art + Design and a fellow with the News Literacy Project.
Languages- Spanish and Portuguese