Gail Albert Halaban

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Gail Albert Halaban (born Gail Hilary Albert, 1970, in Washington, DC) is an American fine art and commercial photographer. She is noted for her large scale photographs of women and urban, voyeuristic landscapes.

Life and career[edit]

Halaban earned her BA from Brown University and her MFA in photography[1] from Yale University School of Art where she studied with Gregory Crewdson, Lois Conner, Richard Benson, Nan Goldin and Tod Papageorge.[2]

Halaban is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York City and by Catherine Chermayeff for commissioned work.

She married Boaz Halaban on 8 June 1997.[1]

About Thirty series[edit]

Halaban's photographic series About Thirty examines the life of privileged women in New York and Los Angeles. These scenes of mothers with their nannies or a group of women comparing engagement rings establish both a critique of this kind of lifestyle as well as what the artist calls her own "complicated desire" to be part of this world.[3]

Out My Window series[edit]

Halaban's ongoing series Out My Window consists of elaborately staged photographs of people in their homes, shot from a distance. The architecture of New York City apartment buildings features prominently in the pictures, but the focus is the intimate view of their inhabitants.[4]


Halaban's work has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine and Time magazine. Her fine art photography has been internationally exhibited.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Style: Weddings". Gail Albert, Boaz Halaban. New York Times. June 8, 1997. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ i2i
  3. ^ Friends with Money (PDF)
  4. ^ New York Times article
  5. ^ Robert Mann Gallery

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