Paulina, Ukraine, 2005



11.06 x 11.00 in

28.1 x 27.9 cm

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered by the artist

PRICE: $900

11.06 x 11.00 in

28.1 x 27.9 cm

Edition of 30

Unframed: $900
Framed: $1,085
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    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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    • Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches Image Size: 11 x 11 inches
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