U-M professor, Pulitzer Prize winner remembers the day Mandela was released from prison

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Fri December 6, 2013

U-M professor, Pulitzer Prize winner remembers the day Mandela was released from prison

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"I go to sleep early on Feb. 10, 1990, as the next day will be one of the most important historic days of my career." So wrote David Turnley, a University of Michigan professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. Turnley took photos on the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison. He tells his story to Time Magazine.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley spent 28 years photographing South Africa's struggles of apartheid. Having documented the life of Nelson Mandela and his people, Turnley reflects for LightBox on his memories of Mandela on the day of his release from prison. I go to sleep early on Feb.