Miranda Penn Turin

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Miranda Penn Turin lives in New York and LA and was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She shoots all over the world and is grateful to have the best crew on the planet. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in creative writing, but her passion for photography overrode her major. She has been a successful commercial photographer since 1986 – she began directing in 2007.

Her clients include Coty, Max Factor, Sony, Universal, Bloomingdales, Fox, Warner Bros. Records, Converse, Conde Nast, the Four Seasons, Chase, MTV and many others. She is currently working with Voices4Freedom, a humanitarian organization committed to abolishing human trafficking all over the world. Her images of the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu provide the cover art for The Book of Joy, which spent 37 weeks on the New York Times top fifteen bestseller list in 2016 and 2017. A writer as well, she just completed her first novel.

 Her advice on visiting her hometown: eat lobster and don’t try to do the accent. You can follow her on Instagram at @mirandapennturin