Taking a breather: Hospital nurse Ludmilla Subocheva smokes on her break in the dining room. Photo: Peter Turnley

Poverty, prostitutes and the long, slow death of the Soviet Union: Haunting pictures show desperate struggle to survive in last days of USSR

Photo by Peter Turnley. Taking a breather: Hospital nurse Ludmilla Subocheva smokes on her break in the dining room.

Glum: Two dirty children look out the window in a coal-mining and steel-manufacturing community in Siberia enduring widespread economic hardships

Poverty, prostitutes and the long, slow death of the Soviet Union: Haunting pictures show desperate struggle to survive in last days of USSR

Glum: Two dirty children look out the window in a coal-mining and steel-manufacturing community in Siberia enduring widespread economic hardships Peter Turnely/CORBIS

Looks more like the 1970s: Women patients sit at a table with food and fold their laundry in a rundown hospital ward in Moscow in July 1991

Poverty, prostitutes and the long, slow death of the Soviet Union: Haunting pictures show desperate struggle to survive in last days of USSR

Looks more like the Women patients sit at a table with food and fold their laundry in a rundown hospital ward in Moscow in July Photo: Peter Turnley

The fall of the Berlin Wall. November 1989 © Peter Turnley

Peter Turnley - Moments of the Human Condition. Fall of the Berlin Wall, November

A Bolivian family on the highway from La Paz to Oruro, 2006.  (Credit: Peter Turnley)

A Bolivian family on the highway from La Paz to Oruro, (Credit: Peter Turnley)

Spanish Mantilla Combs  - Photograph by Peter Turnley

Spanish Mantilla Combs - Photograph by Peter Turnley

secretcinema1:  Music School, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, USSR, 1987, Peter Turnley

secretcinema1: Music School, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, USSR, 1987, Peter Turnley

Peter Turnley - Cuba February 2013 Student Gallery

Peter Turnley - Cuba February 2013 Student Gallery

Passengers on Malawi Railways, 1988.  (Credit: Peter Turnley)

Passengers on Malawi Railways, (Credit: Peter Turnley) fotojournalismus:

Peter Turnley - Cuba February 2013 Student Gallery

Peter Turnley - Cuba February 2013 Student Gallery

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Official site of photojournalist Peter Turnley, including a gallery of his well-known work, and information on his photography workshops.

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