PHOTOCULTURE: Carol Vernon & Bob Turbin

By Paula Ely

Carol Vernon has been in commercial and industrial real estate development since 1976. She received her Master of Business Administration from University of California at Los Angeles. Carol began collecting photography in the mid 1970’s alongside her late parents, Marjorie and Leonard Vernon. Bob Turbin is a native of Los Angeles, and he received an architectural degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Bob incorporated his creativity and his organizational ability in residential real estate development throughout California for nearly forty years until his retirement in 2008. He has been involved in collecting photography since the mid 1990’s.  The Vernon Collection of 3500 images was acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2008. 

We spoke on August 27 at Paula's home in Sherman Oaks.