Monday, November 9, 2009

DigitalJournalist: Berlin Wall Photos (11/9/89)

The November issue of Dirck Halstead's The Digital Journalist, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Iron Curtain, is now online.

When the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, the Iron Curtain was lifted on Communist Eastern Europe. In short order, the Soviet Union was itself in the dustbin of history. Contributing photographer Peter Turnley witnessed all of the tide-turning revolutions in Eastern Europe, and was there when the Berlin Wall was literally torn apart. According to Turnley, "This period not only affected the geopolitical life of the world in a decisive way, but impacted the personal life history of anyone present, including my own."
Included with Turnley's photographs is a video that he recently did for CBS News Sunday Morning.

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