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13.8.12

Gail Albert Halaban: Out My Window

Photographs suggest a myriad of personal stories in the contemporary urban landscape
Photograph: Gail Albert Halaban
Photograph: Gail Albert Halaban
Photograph: Gail Albert Halaban
On her official website, Gail Albert Halaban hosts an online gallery of photographs collected as a series called 'Out My Window'. The photographs explore the relationship between inside and outside space in an urban environment, and - I'm not the first person to say this - recall Edward Hopper in their portrayal of isolated figures framed by windows and interiors. Another photographer that springs to mind is Michael Wolf, whose exhibition, The Transparent City, was hosted on A Piece of Monologue back in 2008. But to reach out for comparisons does not do justice to Halaban's work, which suggests a myriad of personal stories in the contemporary urban landscape. [See More]

Albert Halaban has also been the subject of a recent article in The Observer, where Killian Fox reports she has gone in search of sites featured in Edward Hopper's paintings. Her motivation is an interesting one: 'People kept comparing me to Hopper and I wanted to know where that came from.' [Read More]

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