PAST IMPERFECT

Deborah Turbeville has brought her distinct, intensely personal vision to a body of work that continues her exploration into different and diverse cultures. Eastern Europe is the focus of much of this work, particularly Prague, St. Petersburg and Budapest. Evocative portraits of a theater company in Prague, dancers from the Marinsky ballet in St. Petersburg, circus performers, cadets and students all photographed with a haunting and mysterious ambiguity.

Turbeville creates drama by combining elements of architecture, decor and fashion with an extraordinary sense of color and composition. Her work is unique: intellectual and highly emotional. 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.


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Horst P. Horst Lanvin Fashion, Paris, 1937

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Horst P. Horst Costume Design by Salvador Dali for Dream of Venus, 1939

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Horst P. Horst Tall Fashion, New York, 1963

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Horst P. Horst Lisa: “I Love You,” Paris, 1938

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Philippe Halsman Jean Cocteau’s Painting Comes to Life, 1949

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Erwin Blumenfeld Dayton’s, 1955

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Horst P. Horst Costume Designs by Salvador Dali for his Ballet Bacchanale, Paris, 1939

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Philippe Halsman In Voluptas Mars, 1941

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Sheila Metzner The Kiss, Fendi, 1986

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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David Seidner Darriela Stinea, Jacques Lecone hat, 1987

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