Born in 1932 in Stoneham, Massachusetts, Deborah Lou Turbeville was an American fashion photographer. Although she started out as a fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, she became a photographer in the 70s. She is widely credited with adding a darker, more brooding element to fashion photography, beginning in the early 1970s. In 2009, Women's Wear Daily wrote that Tuberville transformed "fashion photography into avant-garde art.” Her photographs appeared in numerous publications and fashion advertisements.