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Paulina, Ukraine, 2005, 2005

Photograph

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Edition of 30
$900
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    • C-print
    • The quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The actual image size is 11.0625'' x 11''.

    About The Work

    "I search for people who have a legendary quality about them—a mix between odd and ordinary," says Michal Chelbin.

    In her first monograph, Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes, and Other Traveling Troupes (Aperture, 2008), Michal Chelbin photographs performers and wrestlers, mostly children and adolescents, from small towns in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, England, and Israel. Often, the sitters are pictured in costume at home or other nearby locations, away from the stage. Chelbin addresses universal themes—family, aspirations to normality, puberty, the desire for fame—all the while offering a glimpse into worlds both strange and familiar. Paulina is an emotionally and visually striking image, masterfully composed and lit.

    Courtesy of Aperture Foundation

    About Michal Chelbin

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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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