The New Yorker - January 8, 2007

Halaban, a photographer whose previous work concerned groups of wealthy, social young women at their leisure, has followed similarly privileged women into motherhood. The Results-big boffo color pictures that look like tina Barney crossed with Lauren Greenfield- are more emphatic, more satirical, and more complicated than before, perhaps because they reflect their subjects' ambivalence toward nagging new responsibilities. Halaban can be heavy-handed (one woman on a rattan chaise holds up a flash card for her son to read; "WANT," it says, pointedly), but she stages these images so deftly that you can believe every one, even if you'd rather not. Through Jan. 6. (Mann, 210 Eleventh Ave., at 24th St. 212-989-7600.)

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