Deborah Turbeville

American, 1932–2013

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Deborah Turbeville

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American, 1932–2013

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Biography

Deborah Turbeville expanded fashion photography’s horizons beyond its mercantile remit, into an ethereal, highly charged mix of portraiture, architecture, and landscape. Her works’ abiding theme is the self and its representation, in all its multiplicity and fragmentation, within the frame of the photograph: “Feeling surreal and dislocated—it’s my favorite way to feel,” said Turbeville. Channeling the maestros of art cinema – Cocteau, Resnais, and Tarkovsky - she saturates her photographs in a romantic, yet ironic atmosphere that is both highly sensual and moodily psychological.

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Centre Pompidou, and 1 more
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Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Biography

Deborah Turbeville expanded fashion photography’s horizons beyond its mercantile remit, into an ethereal, highly charged mix of portraiture, architecture, and landscape. Her works’ abiding theme is the self and its representation, in all its multiplicity and fragmentation, within the frame of the photograph: “Feeling surreal and dislocated—it’s my favorite way to feel,” said Turbeville. Channeling the maestros of art cinema – Cocteau, Resnais, and Tarkovsky - she saturates her photographs in a romantic, yet ironic atmosphere that is both highly sensual and moodily psychological.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Fotofest International
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