Monday, June 18, 2012
Michal Chelbin was born in Israel. Michal has been shown in solo and group shows in the US and abroad in venues such as the Photographer’s Gallery in London , Hendrik Andersen Museum in Rome the National Portrait Gallery in London , and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The collections of the Portland Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Palazzo Forti, and Sir Elton John include her work. I absolutely love her series "Strangely Familiar" The images are private moments in which Michal tries to address everyday questions of life. It is just so stunning every image is incredible and has so much emotion to it. She has an amazing talent to capture peoples stories with just one picture. Her work deals with these themes: family issues, ideas of normality, puberty, the desire for fame.