Out My Window on Jay Z's Life+Times blog!

Check out this link to my work and an interview with me on Jay Z's blog, Life+Times!


It has been a long time since I have posted on this blog because I have been so busy working on my book!  It is now available to order!  Check it out at powerHouse:

Lots more news coming soon.  New gallery information and new shoots planned.  I am currently scouting new locations in the NYC area - let me know if you know anyone in NYC who has an interesting view into their neighbor's windows!


Living Alone

I was excited to see my pictures in Time Magazine today - a story about living alone. The picture is from my upcoming book: Out My Window.

Check out the magazine:


Italians Looking Into New Yorkers Windows

Excited to see my pictures in the Italian Magazine, Internazionale.


Years Later

It has been amazing to reconnect with people I have not seen in ages - part of my Years Later Project!


I am so excited to be part of a group show at the Flo Peters Gallery.
A sneak peek at some of my new work!

Cover of the New York Times Magazine

I loved seeing my picture on the Cover of the NEW YORK TIMES!!!!!! Thanks to Heidi and her family for sitting for the shoot!

Family DInners

I have been having a great time trying out recipes from the Family Dinner shoot I did for Real Simple!

Have a Heart

Very excited to report that the Have a Hear Photography auction that benefits pediatric cardiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital raised over $50,000. It is a great hospital and I hope to spread the word to help as many kids as I can get the care they deserve! Thanks to all the donors! Great photographers donated work to auction of to raise money. The photo you see here is one of the 6 David Levinthal donated!


Show extended!

I am excited to say that the show I am in has been extended to the fall so all of you who are on vacation have a chance to see it when you return!
NY TEMPORARY: The City Through Photography, Film and Video
21 June - 1 October 2011
Curated by Liam Davis and H P Garcia
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580 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor
@ 38th Street


Davidson College

I am in a great show at Davidson College - the collection of John MacMahon and Joel Von Ranson.
The new show, "People Places Power: Reframing the American Landscape," at the Van Every Gallery at Davidson College features a potent mix of large-scale photographs interpreting the relationships between humans, their buildings and their landscapes in 21st-century America.

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/28/2018090/photos-visit-terrain-of-beauty.html#ixzz1DfTshRtU


I am excited to hear how great the response was to my work in the recent show in Tokyo:
Tokio Out of Place gallery's new exhibition, curated by the New York-based curator Mako Wakasa, is a group show of four photographers: Gail Albert Halaban, Lisa Kereszi, Mayumi Terada and Shellburne Thurber. Although very different in style, all the works reference the concept of interiors, real or metaphorical.

Tiger Mother

My portrait of the Tiger Mother is being seen around the world! If you are in Italy, Portugal, France . . . check out the book Amy Chua wrote - it definitely makes you question different parenting styles. After reading it, I watched Mary Poppins and think I lean towards the spoonful of sugar method.



Hanging (and flying with kids)

I have had a great time recently - took a few days off from snooping into people's windows to do a great ad job - had kids flying for my camera! It was really fun!



Mom Culture Interview

Mom Culture just posted an interview with me.

When did you realize you loved photography and at what moment did you realize you could do this professionally?

I have loved photography since my first grade science fair when my mom and I made a pinhole camera out of an oatmeal cereal box. I didn’t decide to do it professionally until after college where I was a pre-med student. I didn’t really think of it as a real job but my parents encouraged me to give it a whirl. I went to graduate school for an MFA instead of Med School.

Read the rest of the interview here.


Interview at Examiner.com

Lorenzo Dominguez interviewed me back in March for Examiner.com. You can read the interview here.


Yossi Milo Gallery - Sexy and the City

I will be in Sexy and the City, the upcoming group show at Yossi Milo Gallery. It is part of the citywide show "New York Photographs." For more information go to yossimilo.com
Sexy and the City
New York Photographs
July 9, 2009–August 28, 2009

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Sexy and the City, a summer group show on view from Thursday, July 9, through Friday, August 28, 2009.

Sexy and the City shows the alluring, romantic and sometimes scandalous side of New York’s people and places. Capturing private, intimate moments and blatant displays of sexuality, these photographs span the decades from the 1940s to the present day, taken in landmark locations like the Brooklyn Bridge and in the quiet, out-of-the-way corners of the city.

From Alfred Eisenstaedt’s iconic image of a kissing couple in Times Square on V-J Day, 1945, to Nan Goldin’s drag queen on an anonymous New York street in the 1990s, from Garry Winogrand’s topless woman surrounded by a crowd in Central Park to the homosexual couples photographed by Alvin Baltrop in the seclusion of the West Side piers, Sexy and the City celebrates diverse views of New York City passion.

Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Merry Alpern, Will Anderson, Diane Arbus, Alvin Baltrop, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mitch Epstein, Louis Faurer, Leonard Freed, Nan Goldin, Gail Albert Halaban, Charles Harbutt, Lisa Kereszi, André Kertész, Arthur Leipzig, Leon Levinstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Duane Michals, Tod Papageorge, Frank Paulin, Anton Perich, Charles Traub, Arthur Tress, Weegee, Ryan Weideman, and Garry Winogrand.

This show is part of the citywide exhibition NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHS. A number of galleries specializing in photography have joined forces to present over a dozen gallery shows this summer featuring views and perspectives on New York City. Other participating galleries include Bonni Benrubi, Danziger Projects, Deborah Bell, Edwynn Houk, Howard Greenberg, Hasted Hunt, Janet Borden, Laurence Miller, Pace/MacGill, Robert Mann, Julie Saul, and Yancey Richardson.

The New York Times - Art in Review

Alfred Hitchcock's ''Rear Window'' comes readily to mind when you look at Gail Albert Halaban's large color photographs. Most depict tall New York apartment buildings viewed from a high window opposite.

Initially, Ms. Halaban's pictures resemble formal studies in which architectural grids create syncopating, all-over visual rhythms. Then you notice that there are people in some of the apartments. None of them are doing anything exciting. There is no sex or violence. But there is something compelling about being able to see into the private worlds of ordinary people. The voyeuristic, slightly melancholy effect recalls certain paintings by Edward Hopper.

Ms. Halaban also took pictures of people while in their apartments with them, and these have a poignant intimacy. They resemble photographs by Philip-Lorca diCorcia. One breathtaking example shows a woman wrapped in a bath towel sitting on the edge of her bathtub and gazing out through glass walls over the city.

While the photographs shot from distant windows suggest a kind of surveillance, in fact Ms. Halaban collaborated with her subjects and asked them to pose and position themselves in their homes for the camera. So they are a form of portraiture. Scale is important too. Because the people are so tiny in proportion to the whole picture, there is an expansive effect. And for the same reason, there is a sense of social amplitude: so many buildings, so many people, so many stories in the big city. KEN JOHNSON

The New Yorker - March 16, 2009

From The New Yorker:
Like so many New Yorkers, Halaban can’t help staring into her neighbors’ windows, but she’s made an art of it. Most of her big color photographs are views across streets, alleyways, or airshafts into apartments. A man plays with his dog; a young couple cuddle with their baby; the solitary stand in Hopperesque isolation. The fact that Halaban has staged these moments doesn’t make them any less resonant of the contradictory impulses of metropolitan life: the desire to connect and the need to be left alone. Voyeurs will be frustrated by Halaban’s polite scenarios, but she’s playing the good neighbor. Through March 28. (Mann, 210 Eleventh Ave., at 24th St. 212-989-7600.)

Artnet - Evacuation of the West

From Charlie Finch's review of the recent MoMA show, "Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West":

"One would never know from this narrow selection that Gail Albert-Halaban snapped an energetic and widely praised series of the young women of Los Angeles, a few years back. That series alone, with its barriastas, Malibu socialites, teen drifters and blue collar Moms, in its range of emotions and
experiences puts the whole curation of "Into the Sunset" to deserved shame."

You can read the full review here.

WNYC Radio Interview

WNYC interviewed me and posted an audio slideshow with me about my Out My Window Project. Watch it at wnyc.org.

Elle Decor - Report from NYC: Love the neighbour

Elle Decor posted about my Out My Window project back in March. Read it here.