Pete Turner (photographer)

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Pete Turner
Born Donald Peter Turner
(1934-05-30)May 30, 1934
Albany, New York, U.S.
Died September 18, 2017(2017-09-18) (aged 83)
Wainscott, New York, U.S.
Cause of death Cancer
Nationality American
Alma mater Rochester Institute of Technology
Occupation Photographer
Spouse(s) Reine Angeli (m. 1965–2017)
Children 1

Donald Peter Turner (May 30, 1934 – September 18, 2017)[1] was an American photographer. He is perhaps best known as one of the first masters of color photography. PDN [2] voted him as one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time and in 1981 the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) awarded him its Outstanding Achievement in Photography honor.

Noted critic A. D. Coleman described the work of Pete Turner as having "A dramatist's sense of event, intense and saturated coloration, and a distinct if indescribable otherness are omnipresent in Turner's images".

He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1956 along with classmates Bruce Davidson and Jerry Uelsmann.

His photographs are in the permanent collections of many major museums, including the Paris Foreign Missions Society (MEP),[3] the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography[4] and International Center of Photography (ICP)[5] in New York. The George Eastman House in Rochester is the depository of Turner’s life’s work and where his retrospective exhibit, “Pete Turner: Empowered by Color”, opened in 2007.

In 1986, Turner published his first monograph, Pete Turner Photographs (Abrams). His second book, Pete Turner African Journey (Graphis Inc., 2001), documents Turner's many adventures in Africa, beginning with his trek in 1959 from Cape Town to Cairo with Wally Byam's famous Airstream caravan. The Color of Jazz (Rizzoli, 2006) is a comprehensive collection of his provocative album covers for CTI Records among many others.

Pete Turner died September 18, 2017, at his home on Long Island, New York.

Contributions to LP covers[edit]

  • The Sound of New York, Kenyon Hopkins - ABC Paramount, 1959
  • Lonelyville 'The Nervous Beat', The Creed Taylor Orchestra - ABC Paramount, 1959
  • The Best of the Barrack Ballads, The Creed Taylor Orchestra - ABC Paramount, 1959
  • The Blues and the Abstract Truth, Oliver Nelson - Impulse!, 1961
  • Motion, Lee Konitz - Verve, 1961
  • Perceptions, Dizzy Gillespie - Verve, 1961
  • Focus, Stan Getz - Verve, 1961
  • In a Latin Bag, Cal Tjader - Verve, 1961
  • Live at the Village Vanguard, John Coltrane - Impulse!, 1962
  • The Quintessence, Quincy Jones - Impulse!, 1962
  • Further Definitions, Benny Carter - Impulse!, 1962
  • Statements, Milt Jackson - Impulse!, 1962
  • Count Basie and the Kansas City 7, Count Basie - Impulse!, 1962
  • All the Sad Young Men, Anita O'Day - Verve, 1962
  • Saturday Night/Sunday Night, Cal Tjader - Verve, 1962
  • Pike's Peak, The Dave Pike Quartet - Epic, 1962
  • Coltrane, John Coltrane - Impulse!, 1962
  • Night Train, Oscar Peterson - Verve, 1963
  • Wave, Antonio Carlos Jobim - CTI, 1967
  • Soft Samba Strings, Gary McFarland - Verve, 1967
  • A Day in the Life, Wes Montgomery - A&M, 1967
  • Trust In Me, Soul Flutes - A&M/CTI, 1967
  • We And The Sea, Tamba 4 - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • Samba Blim, Tamba 4 - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • Down Here On The Ground, Wes Montgomery - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • Road Song, Wes Montgomery - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • Soul Machine, Richard Barbary - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • Have You Meet Miss Jones/, Artie Butler - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • Glory of Love, Herbie Mann - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • You, Baby, Nat Adderley - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • Shape Of Things To Come, George Benson - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • When It Was Done - Walter Wanderley - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • Moondreams - Walter Wanderley - A&M/CTI, 1969
  • Summertime, Paul Desmond - A&M/CTI, 1968
  • Betwixt & Between, J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - A&M/CTI, 1969
  • Walking In Space, Quincy Jones - A&M/CTI, 1969
  • Tell It Like It Is, George Benson - A&M/CTI, 1969
  • Calling Out Loud, Nat Adderley - A&M/CTI, 1969
  • Courage, Milton Nascimento - A&M/CTI, 1969
  • From The Hot Afternoon, Paul Desmond - A&M/CTI, 1969
  • Gula Matari, Quincy Jones - A&M/CTI, 1970
  • Tide, Antonio Carlos Jobim - A&M/CTI, 1970
  • Starbones, J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - A&M/CTI, 1970
  • Sugar, Stanley Turrentine - CTI, 1970
  • Crying Song', Hubert Laws - CTI, 1970
  • Stone Flower, Antonio Carlos Jobim - CTI, 1970
  • Joe Farrell Quartet, Joe Farrell - CTI, 1970
  • Black Out, Fats Theus - CTI, 1970
  • Montreux II, Bill Evans - CTI, 1970
  • California Concert, CTI All Stars - CTI, 1971
  • Straight Life, Freddie Hubbard - CTI, 1971
  • Beyond The Blue Horizon, George Benson - CTI, 1971
  • Salt Song, Stanley Turrentine - CTI, 1971
  • First Light, Freddie Hubbard - CTI, 1971
  • Outback, Joe Farrell - CTI, 1971
  • White Rabbit, George Benson - CTI, 1971
  • God Bless The Child, Kenny Burrell - CTI, 1971
  • Gilberto with Turrentine, Astrud Gilberto - CTI, 1971
  • Killer, Alice Cooper - Warner Bros., 1971
  • Shebaba, Bola Sete - Fantasy, 1971
  • Afro-Classic, Hubert Laws - CTI, 1972
  • Free, Airto - CTI, 1972
  • All The King's Horses, Grover Washington, Jr. - Kudu, 1972
  • Soul Story, Charles Earland - Prestige, 1972
  • Morning Star, Hubert Laws - CTI, 1972
  • Time & Love, Jackie & Roy - CTI, 1972
  • Sky Dive, Freddie Hubbard - CTI, 1972
  • Prelude, Deodato - CTI, 1973
  • Sunflower, Milt Jackson - CTI, 1973
  • Fingers, Airto - CTI, 1973
  • Blue Moses, Randy Weston - CTI, 1973
  • Blues Farm, Ron Carter - CTI, 1973
  • Keep Your Soul Together, Freddie Hubbard - CTI, 1973
  • Giant Box, Don Sebesky - CTI, 1973
  • Upon This Rock, Joe Farrell - CTI, 1974
  • Goodbye, Milt Jackson - CTI, 1974
  • Higher Ground, Johnny Hammond - Kudu, 1974
  • Skylark, Paul Desmond - CTI, 1974
  • Rambler, Gabor Szabo - CTI, 1974
  • She Was Too Good To Me, Chet Baker - CTI, 1974
  • Bad Benson, George Benson - CTI, 1974
  • A Wilder Alias, Jackie & Roy - CTI, 1974
  • Olinga, Milt Jackson - CTI, 1974
  • Gambler's Life, Johnny Hammond - Salvation, 1974
  • Concierto, Jim Hall - CTI, 1975
  • Canned Funk, Joe Farrell - CTI, 1975
  • I Hear A Symphony, Hank Crawford - Kudu, 1975
  • Good King Bad, George Benson - CTI, 1976
  • Black Widow, Lalo Schifrin - CTI, 1976
  • The San Francisco Concert, Hubert Laws - CTI, 1977
  • Greatest Hits, Steely Dan - ABC, 1978
  • Space, George Benson - CTI, 1978
  • Pulsion, Jacques Loussier - CBS, 1979
  • Night Passage, Weather Report - CBS, 1980
  • Silk, Fuse One - CTI, 1981
  • Studio Trieste, Jim Hall/Chet Baker/Hubert Laws - CTI, 1982
  • N.Y. Connection, David Matthews - Electric Bird, 1982
  • Gershwin Carmichael Cats, Roland Hanna - CTI, 1983
  • In My Life, Patti Austin - CTI, 1983
  • Red On Red, Claudio Roditi - CTI, 1984
  • Live At Felt Forum, Deodato - CTI/CBS, 1988
  • Rhythmstick, CTI All Stars - CTI, 1990
  • Song Of The Sun, Jim Beard - CTI, 1991
  • We Are Family '93, Sister Sledge - Atlantic, 1993
  • Grooves In The Temple, Jorge Pescara - JSR, 2005
  • Live At Montreux 2009, CTI All Stars - CTI, 2010
  • Saga, Rodrigo Lima - JSR, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandomir, Richard (September 22, 2017). "Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ "PDN 20th Anniversary : 20 Most Influential". Pdngallery.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Exhibitions, Opening & Prices - Maison Européenne de la Photographie". Mep-fr.org. 2014-01-15. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  4. ^ "東京都写真美術館". Syabi.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  5. ^ "Home | International Center of Photography". Icp.org. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 

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