Deborah Elenter was born in Montevideo in 1978. She is a photographer and a chemical engineer with a masters in environmental engineering. Prior to starting her photographic career, she worked managing water and wastewater related projects.

She has studied with Latin-American and European renowned photographers. Her art was presented at various venues and received local and international recognition. Recently she was awarded an Asylum Arts Grant to develop a photobook for her project OSHER, which has also been portrayed at San Jose Foto International Festival, and was finalist for the CdF Editions. Also, her project PUERPERA received a prize in 2018 from the Culture Minisitry in Uruguay, was finalist at Errante International Festival in 2017 and was recently selected to participate at the V Forum Latinoamericano de Fotografia in Sao Paulo. 

She currently splits her work among her personal projects, commissioned work and coordination of LUGAR Laboratory.