Photographer Deborah Turbeville, whose atmospheric images for Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaar, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Cacharel and Valentino were distinctive for their mystery and drama, died in a New York hospital October 24, her agents, Marek and Associates, confirmed. The cause of death was lung cancer.
Throughout her career, Turbeville created fashion, travel and architectural images that were “romantic, feminine, elegant, unconventional, dreamy,” as Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani wrote in the 2011 book Deborah Turbeville: The Fashion Pictures (published by Rizzoli). “I like to think atmosphere is the main thing about my pictures,” Turbeville wrote.
For more about Turbeville, read her full obituary, now in the news section on PDNOnline.
** Photo: Ballerina Vera Arbuzov, in an image from Studio St. Petersburg by Deborah Turbeville, published by Bulfinch Press in 1997. Photo © Deborah Turbeville, courtesy of Marek and Associates
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