Gail Albert Halaban Exhibition Opening
Brooklyn, Snow, 2007 © Gail Albert Halaban
Exhibition on view:
February 5–March 28, 2009
Robert Mann Gallery
210 Eleventh Avenue, Floor 10
New York, New York
In her latest series, Out My Window, Gail Albert Halaban has ventured into the private spaces of New York City, photographing its inhabitants and the views that define their lives. In a world framed by windows, there is both an intimacy and remoteness in the proximity of so many strangers. Though the archetype of the photographer training her lens on her neighbor is easily associated with the voyeurism of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, the experience Albert Halaban records is far less menacing. In as much as we are aware of our display, the city is also on display to us. Window and camera are inextricably bound in the framing of a world.
Selections from an earlier series, My Name is Mommy, were published in Aperture magazine, issue 185.