In a unique combination of subtle portraiture and urban architectural scenes, Gail Albert Halaban's series focuses on the subject of "the neighbor" as an urban archetype. By staging encounters between neighbors in order to shoot these images, she acts as a catalyst for social connection. 

All works courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery.


Bis Rus De Douai, Paris, 9E, Le 19 Mai 2013

Archival pigment print
40 1/2 x 54 in. (image), 58 3/4 x 75 1/2 in. (frame)
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Rue Lemercier, Paris, 17E, Le 17 Novembre, 2013

Archival pigment print
54 x 40 1/2 in. (image), 60 7/8 x 47 1/2 in. (frame)
Ed. of 5


Arriving home after the theater, San Marco, Venice, October 2017

Archival pigment print
45 3/8 x 34 in. (image), 54 x 42 3/4 in. (frame)
Ed. of 5

Red Kimono, San Marco, Venice, October 2017

Archival pigment print
45 3/8 x 30 1/4 in. (image), 54 x 39 in. (frame)
Ed. of 5

Palazzo Donn’anna, Naples, April 2018

Archival pigment print
50 x 66 3/4 in. (image), 58 3/4 x 75 1/2 in. (frame)
Ed. of 5


From the artist:

"The title of this photographic project, “Out My Window”, refers to what neighbors see through their neighbors’ windows in the cities of the world. The windows are fragile borders between the familiar and the unknown, between the rushing noises of the city and the timeless quiet of private lives. Set within the context of rising city populations and a global construction boom, the photographs present a portrait of how strangers live amongst strangers and the challenges of creating communities, relationships, and areas of privacy." 

- 2015 statement




1996 MFA, Yale University, Photography

1992 BA, Brown University, History of Art

1992 Rhode Island School of Design, Photography

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Paris and Hopper Redux, Jackson Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA

2015 Out My Window, Istanbul, Istanbul ‘74, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 Paris Views, Kopeikin, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Paris Views, Edwynn Houk, New York, NY

2015 Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France

2013 Hopper Redux, Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA

2012 Hopper Redux,  Edwynn Houk, New York, NY

2009 Out My Window, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2008 This Stage of Motherhood, KMR Arts, Washington Depot, CT

2006 This Stage of Motherhood, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2003 About Thirty, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2012 New York in Color, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

2011  Photos! Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2011 NY Temporary: The City Through Photography, Film and Video, Center of Photography and the Moving Image, New York, NY

2011 People, Places and Power, Davidson College, Charlotte, NC

2010 Psychological Interior, Out of Place Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010 Incognito: The Hidden Self Portrait, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Summer Staged, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Domestic, Espai Cultural de Caja Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2009 Sexy and the City, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Au Féminin, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France

2009 Right Through the Very Heart of It, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Good Life, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

2007 Figure It! The Human Factor in Contemporary Art, Clay Center, Charleston, WV

2007 Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, Art Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywoo, FL

2003­-2004 Women Photographers on Beauty, Dove, Traveling exhibition and catalogue

2003 Flash. Swimsuits & Sports. Group Show, Jackson Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA

2003 Ing Show, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York, N

Selected Press

2014 Vis­ à ­Vis, Editions De La Martiniere

2013 Review, Le Journal de la Photographie

2012 Poignant Voyeuristic Images Of People's Lives, Huffington Post

2012 In Praise of Voyeurism, Review by Teddie Jamieson, Feature Herald Scotland

2012, Private Space Public Views, Review by John Seven, North Adams Transcript

2012 If Hopper had been a photographer, Interview by Claire O’Neil, National Public Radio

2012 Goings on About Town, Review by Vince Aletti, The New Yorker

2012 Out My Window, Monograph, powerHouse Books

2012 Paris En Face, Le Monde Feature article by Cathy Remy

2012 Respect the Shooter: Gail Albert Halaban, by Yale Breslin, Life and Times, Jay Z’s Online Publication

2012 They Know they are Being Watched, Feature by John Leland, The New York Times

2012 Through Hopper’s Eyes, Feature article by Killian Fox, The Guardian

2012 The Original Hoppers, Feature article by Julie Bosman, New York Times Magazine

2011 Photos Visit Terrain of Beauty and Menace, Feature article, Charlotte Observer

2011 Vista su Manhattan, Feature article in Italian magazine, Internazionale

2011, New York In Color, Book by Bob Shamis, published by Abrams

2010 New York: Portrait of a City, Book by Reuel Golden, published by Taschen

2009 Window Watchers in a City of Strangers, Feature by Julie Scelfo, New York Times

2009 City Scapes Photographer Gail Albert Halaban, Interview, WNYC

2009 Growing up and Coming Home, Feature, The Examiner

2009 Review, Vince Aletti, The New Yorker

2009 Love thy Neighbor, Feature by Kelly Berman, Elle Décor, South Africa

2009 Friends With Money, Portfolio, Aperture Quarterly Publication

Grants & Awards

2014 Sponsorship of Remote Photography Project, Phase One  
Phase One has provided a digital camera and technical support for a project allowing me to shoot worldwide remotely.

2013 Top Ten Shortlist, Sony World Photography Awards

2009 Architecture City Scapes, Lucie Award IPA

2006-2007 Vanishing Views, Design Trust for Public Space

Teaching & Lectures

2014 - present, Resident Artist Program in Narrative Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

2015 - ­present, Visiting Scholar in Pediatrics,  Columbia University Medical Center

2015 - ­present, Faculty Journalism and Design, New School