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PETE TURNER
[b. 1934] American photographer
What have I done wrong?" -he said later." Nothing, I think. I am steadily surprised that there are so many photographers that reject manipulating reality, as if that was wrong. Change reality! If you don't find it, invent it! - Pete Turner

Ultimately, simplicity is the goal - in every art, and achieving simplicity is one of the hardest things to do. Yet it's easily the most essential. - Pete Turner, More Joy of Photography by Eastman Kodak (Editor)
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A photographers work is given shape and style by his personal vision. It is not simply technique, but the way he looks at life and the world around him. - Pete Turner, More Joy of Photography by Eastman Kodak (Editor)
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Looking at photographs, like taking them, can be joyful, sensuous pleasure. Looking at photographs of quality can only increase that pleasure. - Pete Turner - [cited in: "Creative Camera International Year Book 1978", Coo Press, London, 1977, p. 112]

If photography has developed a special language it should be welcomed as an extension of our senses and seen for what it is – the first faulting steps of an infant medium towards maturity. - Pete Turner - [cited in: "Creative Camera International Year Book 1976", Coo Press, London, 1975, p. 112]

It has been said a thousand times that photography is a universal language. To accept this notion is to ignore the fact that its meanings cannot be translated in anything other than a woolly and unprecise manner. - Pete Turner - Cited in: “Creative Camera International Year Book 1977”, Coo Press, London, 1976, p. 111.

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