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]

Albert-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]

Albert-Halaban is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York City.

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

About Thirty series[edit]

Albert-Halaban's photographic series About Thirty examines the life of privileged women in New York City 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]

"Hopper Redux" series[edit]

Albert-Halaban's series "Hopper Redux" revisits the exact locations in Gloucester, Massachusetts where Edward Hopper painted. The photographs elicit an uncanny familiarity. They echo Hopper's paintings, but they are decidedly photographic and of the present day. In this sense they seem to oscillate between the historical past and the contemporary present.

Out My Window series[edit]

Albert-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]

Out My Window, Paris series[edit]

Albert-Halaban's series "Out My Window, Paris" picks up where its namesake leaves off. Set in Paris, Albert-Halaban peers through and photographs what’s behind the windows in the French city’s apartments and courtyards. As with "Out My Window" the residents are knowingly photographed, as if actors on the film set. A set of the Paris photographs first appeared in the French publication Le Monde in November, 2012. [5]


Albert-Halaban's work has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, Time magazine, M, World Magazine, Slate (magazine), and The Huffington Post. Her fine art photography has been internationally exhibited.[6]


  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. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Robert Mann Gallery

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