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Michal Chelbin

Jenya, Ukraine, 2005

C-print
17 1/2 × 17 1/2 in
44.5 × 44.5 cm
$3,300
location
Albuquerque
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Richard Levy Gallery
Albuquerque
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Known for her intimate portraits, Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin traveled to Russia and …

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Known for her intimate portraits, Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin traveled to Russia and Ukraine to capture images for her series Strangely Familiar. The images are an attempt to capture human stories in everyday life, those that exist in the space between odd and ordinary. Many of the people she photographs are …

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Michal Chelbin
Israeli, b. 1974
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Recognized for her challenging and unusual portraits, photographer Michal Chelbin describes her imagery as “private and mythical,” seeking subjects with a “legendary quality [somewhere] between odd and ordinary.” Chelbin is known for depicting children and adolescents, revealing the universal awkwardness of growing up and establishing an intimate connection with her subjects, as in Paulina, Ukraine (2005). According to Chelbin, “the image is just the tip of the iceberg; it’s the gate to a story waiting to be told and which I try to depict in an appealing yet troubling way.”

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About the work
Richard Levy Gallery
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Known for her intimate portraits, Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin traveled to Russia and …

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Known for her intimate portraits, Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin traveled to Russia and Ukraine to capture images for her series Strangely Familiar. The images are an attempt to capture human stories in everyday life, those that exist in the space between odd and ordinary. Many of the people she photographs are …

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Michal Chelbin
Israeli, b. 1974
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Recognized for her challenging and unusual portraits, photographer Michal Chelbin describes her imagery as “private and mythical,” seeking subjects with a “legendary quality [somewhere] between odd and ordinary.” Chelbin is known for depicting children and adolescents, revealing the universal awkwardness of growing up and establishing an intimate connection with her subjects, as in Paulina, Ukraine (2005). According to Chelbin, “the image is just the tip of the iceberg; it’s the gate to a story waiting to be told and which I try to depict in an appealing yet troubling way.”

Michal Chelbin

Jenya, Ukraine, 2005

C-print
17 1/2 × 17 1/2 in
44.5 × 44.5 cm
$3,300
location
Albuquerque
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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