The MUUS Collection is thrilled to announce its newest acquisition: the estate of the pioneering fashion photographer, Deborah Turbeville. Join us in celebrating this exciting acquisition by exploring our inaugural Viewing Room, Deborah Turbeville: Traces and Passages.
Deborah Turbeville (1932-2013) was a trailblazing American artist and photographer, credited with revolutionizing fashion imagery in the 1970s from its roots in the staid commercial to avant-garde art. Known for her iconoclastic fashion photographs, her spell-binding collages, and her maverick print-making skills, Turbeville's work appears as fresh and entrancing today as it did when she started out, and continues to defy all classification.
"My pictures walk like a tightrope. They never know. ... I am one of the very few 'enfants terrible' still claiming to take fashion photography. I am not a fashion photographer, I am not a photo-journalist, I am not a portraitist."
More on this extraordinary archive coming soon.