Deborah Turbeville

03.11.2023 – 25.02.2024

The work of Deborah Turbeville (1932-2013) defies classification. The American photographer belonged to no school or movement. Her unique visual signature has been recognisable since she emerged as a major talent in the 1970s; a certain timelessness melancholy and a patina emanate from her haunting photographs taken over four decades.

This retrospective will present Turbeville's photographic explorations, from fashion photos to her very personal work.

The aim of the exhibition is to show how Turbeville's art, still essentially unknown, followed a very specific path, testifying to the manual work involved in producing images. By highlighting a wide variety of handmade collages spanning four decades, the show will offer a new appreciation of Turbeville's contribution to the history of photography.

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An exhibition produced by Photo Elysée in collaboration with MUUS Collection.


The exhibition is generously supported by the Fondation Le Cèdre, the Fondation BRU and the Club of Photo Elysée.