The life of a city is revealed through its windows. All human life is there, and a poetic slice of it has been captured by Gail Albert Halaban's ever-observant camera. Her photos in Out Of My Window (powerHouse Books, $50) are revelatory and yet somehow melancholy as the figures appear silent, and often alone.
In a week where the lights went off in skyscrapers all over Manhattan, and people either left or sat, candlelit, in their apartments, these images have an increased poignancy.
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Chelsea, Manhattan, West 26th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue, Dance Studio, 2009
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, Painting the Walls, 2010
Flatiron, Manhattan, Cakes and Balloons, 2009
Upper West Side, Manhattan, View from Lincoln Towers, Family Having Dinner, 2010
Chelsea, Manhattan, Bumblebee and Bottle, 2010
Chelsea, Manhattan, West 29th Street, Preparing for Dinner Party, 2008
Upper East Side, Manhattan, Lexington Avenue and 86th Street, Chandeleir and Vacancies, 2010
All photos taken out of From Out My Window by Gail Albert Halaban, published by powerHouse Books
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