1990 Photo Contest, Spot News, Honorable mention

David Turnley

Detroit Free Press / Black Star

01 December, 1989

Start of a new era in Romania: Taking over former President Nicolae Ceausescu's office.

Twenty-four years after Ceausescu established himself as dictator, the army turned against him and took over his office at the Communist Party headquarters. Ceausescu and his wife attempted to flee the country, but they were subsequently arrested and executed.

About the photographer

David Turnley

American photojournalist David C. Turnley (Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1955) is the winner of two World Press Photo of the Year awards, one Pulitzer Prize, and the Overseas Press Club’s...

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