A Photographer Captures Images of Italian Life Through Windows

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Gail Albert Halaban’s new series Italian Views — with an accompanying monograph from Aperture (2019) — extends the photographer’s ongoing project to the cities of Venice, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Florence, Lucca, and Milan, collaborating with pairs of neighbors in these cities to create visual short stories that the viewer is invited to write for him/herself.

Halaban, who lives and works in New York, began photographing at the age of 6, when she made a camera for her first-grade science fair. Her art explores the chasm between public and private life.

Halaban’s series is a collection of images taken through and into windows in New York City, a project that earned her international recognition in 2012 and which she continued in 2014 with Vís a Vís Paris’ haunting exploration of that city’s windows, and now with Italian Views.

In these Hitchcockian tableaus, she acknowledges unspoken voyeurism and exhibitionism, and   pushes us to confront the hope, isolation, and other emotions that lie behind the gaze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit Jackson Fine Art.           

Jackson Fine Art has a near 30-year history in supporting fine art photography artists and collectors.  The gallery cultivates and provides both emerging and established collectors with access to fine art photography of the 20th and 21st century, across both traditional and innovative photo-based mediums.

 

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