Obituary: Deborah Turbeville, Pioneering Fashion Photographer

October 25, 2013

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Deborah Turbeville

Ballerina Vera Arbuzov, in an image from Studio St. Petersburg by Deborah Turbeville, published by Bulfinch Press in 1997.

Photographer Deborah Turbeville, whose atmospheric images for Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaar, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Cacharel, Valentino and Barneys New York were distinctive for their mystery and drama, died in a New York hospital October 24, her agents, Marek Associates, confirmed. The cause of death was lung cancer. Throughout her career, Turbeville created fashion, travel and architectural images that were “Romantic,...

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