"Out My Window" The Views That Shape Us

The fourth Photo Urbanism fellowship was awarded to Gail Albert Halaban for her project, “Out My Window,” where she focused on the views that shape New Yorkers’ everyday lives. “The view can serve several different functions throughout the series, signifying location, class, or the fleeting nature of time. I will specifically look at how the landscape of 2007 is vastly different than the landscape that preceded it, and how different the landscape will become.”

Program support provided by NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Paul Warchol Photography.

The "Out My Window" exhibition was on display February 5, 2009 - March 28, 2009 at the Robert Mann Gallery

Gail Albert Halaban

2007: Out My Window

Gail Albert Halaban is an accomplished fine art and commercial photographer represented in New York by the Robert Mann Gallery. Her art concentrates on photographing people who gaze into their neighbors’ windows. This work was recently compiled in a monograph called Out My Window. Gail is also known for her series rephotographing places that Edward Hopper painted. This work was recently exhibited at the Edwynn Houk Gallery.

Her commercial work is varied and is often called “heightened documentary,” seemingly documentary but actually staged. Gail’s main interest is photographing the fun chaos of family life. She has been exhibiting nationally since 1996, and her first solo show was at the Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery in New York in 2003. In 2005, Gail had her first solo show at the Robert Mann Gallery entitled This Stage of Motherhood. 

Exhibition Gallery

Out My Window

Gail Albert Halaban

Artist Statement

The view becomes a character in the portraits, as important as the actual person.


Gail’s work has been published in The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, People, Esquire and W. She holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University and a BFA in Art History from Brown University.

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