Tyrone Turner

Tyrone Turner is an award-winning photojournalist whose assignments have taken him from Brazil to Baghdad. His work has appeared in national and international publications such as Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and the Los Angeles Times. 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). More recently, Tyrone shot the cover story on energy efficiency and conservation for National Geographic (March 2009) and a feature article on Brazil's maroon people, the quilombos (April 2012). In 2013, he was named a Best of Photojournalism award-winner by the National Press Photographer’s Association. Tyrone has led National Geographic Expeditions Photography Workshops in Santa Fe and New Orleans, accompanied the National Geographic Explorer on a trip along the South American coast, and taught at National Geographic Photo Camps for youth from underserved regions of the United States and around the world.