ARTISTS Deborah Turbeville

Steam Bath, New York, 1985
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Bath House, New York, VOGUE, 1975
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Milan Train Station, 1978
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Stigmata: Isabella at Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1977
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Deborah Turbeville has brought her distinct, intensely personal vision to a body of work. Turbeville’s work first appeared in Vogue in the 1970’s. She has been acknowledged as a dominant figure in contemporary photography, bringing an entirely original vision to the art. She has had inumerable exhibitions throughout the world.

Deborah Turbeville was a fashion editor turned photographer, and her work appears regularly in French and Italian Vogue. She has received numerous awards and has had museum exhibitions in France, Japan, Mexico, and the United States.

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Press

Selected articles available to download

Other voices, other rooms, Dazed & Confused, July 2013
Flash of Inspiration, Harpers Bazaar, March 2010
Capturing Elegance, Glass Magazine, Spring 2010

Selected bibliography

Deborah Turbeville: Les amoureuses du temps passé + Voyage of the Virgin Maria Candelaria, September 2010, Photoeye Magazine
Olga di Savoia-Aosta, July 2010, Vogue Italia – Cesare Cunaccia
Deborah Turbeville, June 2010, Vogue Italia
Deborah Turbeville at the Wapping Project Bankside, March 2010, Glass Magazine
Toast and Turbeville, February 2010, Vogue – Lauren Milligan
Past imperfect: The works of Deborah Turbville, February 2010, Vogue,
Deborah Turbeville goes big, November 2009, WWD Eyescope – David Moin
Deborah Turbeville Profile, May 2009, Professional Photographer Magazine – Pete Silverton
Catching her fancy, now caught on film, April 2009, The New York Times – Penelope Green,
Deborah Turbeville, November – December 2006, Frieze – Brian Dillon.

Biography

Solo Exhibitions

2010

Staley Wise, New York
The Wapping Project – London, England

2009

Pucci Gallery, New York
Ghost Print, Richmond, Virginia

2007

Center of Photography, St. Petersburg, Russia

2006

The Wapping Project-The Narrative Works 1974-1996, London, England

2005

Galerie Francoise Parrot, Paris

2003

Elements of Style, Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

1999

Kunst Museum, Joenseeu, Finland; Studio St. Petersburg

1998

Annina Nosei Gallery, New York; Studio St. Petersburg
Carla Sozani Gallery, Milano, Italy; Studio St. Petersburg

1997

Museum – Stroganoff Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia; Studio St. Petersburg
Hasselblad Museum, Goteborg, Sweden;
Studio St. Petersburg also exhibited in St. Petersburg, Helsinki,
Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen
Sozzani Gallery, Milan

1996

Parco Galleries, Tokyo (Spring)

1995

Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende

1994

Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

1993

Museo Contemporaneo, Mexico City

1992

Staley Wise Gallery, New York

1990

Seibu Gallery, Tokyo

1989

Allen Street Gallery, Dallas

1987

Pierce Street Gallery, Birmingham (Michigan)
Staley Wise Gallery, New York

1986

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1985

Parco Galleries, Tokyo

1982

Delahunty Gallery, Dallas
La Remise du Parc, Paris
Il Ponte, Rome

1981

Clock Tower Gallery, New York
La Remise du Parc, Paris
Pierce Street Gallery, Birmingham
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1980

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco

1979

Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1978

Art Association of Newport (Rhode Island)
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris
Galerie Wilde, Cologne

1977

Art ’45, Montreal
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1976

Camera Works Gallery, New York
Sydney Photography Center, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

1999

“Addressing the Century,” Howard Gallery, London, England
“Addressing the Century,” Kunst Museum, Wolfsburg, Germany

1997

“Summer Pleasures,” Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

1996

“A History of Women Photographers,” New York Public Library, New York
“Wedding Days: A History of Matrimony Images in Photography, Japan

1995

“Color of Fashion: Photographs 1960‑1995,” Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

1994

“Vanites,” Centre National De La Photo Graphic, Paris
“Treize En Vues,” Chalon sur Saone, France

1991

“Appearances,” Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1989

“Body Language,” Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

1988

“The Art of Commercial Photography,” Musee de la Mode, Paris
“Collaboration Between Designers & Photographers,” Musee de Costume, Arles

1986

Fashion Retrospective, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

1983

“Versailles – 19th Century to Present,” La Grande Palais, Paris

1981

Summer Group Exhibition, Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1980

“Fashion,” Hastings Gallery, New York
“Surrealism,” Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

1979

Summer Group Exhibition, Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1978

New Gallery, Cleveland
Summer Group Exhibition, Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1977

Documenta VI, Kassel (West Germany)
“The History of Fashion Photography,” produced by Nancy Hall Duncan, exhibited throughout the United States and Europe

1976

“Women Photographers,” Teheran

1975

“Fashion As Fantasy,” Rizzoli Gallery, New York
Jack Glenn Gallery, Newport (California)
“Six Decades of Fashion,” Hofstra University, New York

Editorial Photography

Individual works and portfolios appear regularly in: Vogue the Italian, Australian, British, French, German and Korean editions; L’Uomo Vogue; Vogue Sposa; Vogue Bambini; Harper’s Bazaar the American and Italian editions; Mirabella; New York Magazine; Decoration International; House and Garden; Harper’s Queen; Interview; Independent Sunday Review; Lei; L.A. Style; Mademoiselle; Nova; and Viva.

Awards

The Alfred Eisenstaedt award for Magazine Photography through Life magazine and Columbia, 1999
University Graduate School of Journalism for fashion (single image) W magazine, 1998
The Alfred Eisenstaedt award for fashion (photo essay) W magazine, 1998
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Boston, 1993.
Fashion Group Lifetime Award for Fashion Photograph, 1989.
American Book Award, 1981: Best photography, for Unseen Versailles.
Award of Excellence, 1980, Communication Arts Magazine: Nunn Bush Brass Boot. Certificate of Distinction, Art Direction Magazine, Creativity 80: Energe package design.
Certificate of Distinction, Art Direction Magazine, Creativity 77: Best fashion campaign of the year, for Valentino.
Certificate of Recognition, Fashion Group Foundation, Inc., September 1981.
Clio Award, 1980 1981: De Beers campaign, for N.W. Ayer.
Grammy Award, 1979: Best album cover, The Boys in the Trees, for Carly Simon.

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