was born in Massachusetts and raised in New England. When she was twenty years old she moved to New York City to work with
designer Claire McCardell. Having a fond interest in designer clothing Deborah became a fashion editor. It was not long after
that she realized that her heart was in photography. She has been taking photos ever since.
Turbeville divides her time
between New York and Mexico and always spends a great deal of time in St. Petersburg, Russia..the city that inspires her most.
In 2002 she received a Fullbright scholarship for a lecture series on Photography at the Baltic School of Photography in Russia.
In 2005 she taught at the Smolney Institut, also in St. Petersburg on behalf of Bard College. In 2007 her travels took her
to Europe taking beautiful photos of people and places as only Deborah can see them. At present she is busy with the final
edit of her new book due out in May of 2008.
Deborah's work continues to entice and excite. Young artists seek her out
for her direction, advice, wisdom and ever-youthful outlook on the way she visualizes life.