Thomas Turney received his degree in photojournalism from Kent State University. He has worked on several newspapers over the years including 9 years as a photographer at the Savannah Moring News. He has worked mainly in the U.S. but has shot assignments abroad including conflict in Northern Ireland and daily life in China. He has shot for many other mass media including Atlanta Magazine, and MSNBC. His work has won him many awards from the Associated Press awards to those from the National Press Photographers Association.