Gail Albert Halaban is an American artist born in 1970 in Washington, DC. Her interest in photography began when she made a pinhole camera for her first grade science fair. Though her equipment has become more complex, her love of photography has never wavered. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and Yale University, from which she received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography. She has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Le Monde. Her work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows including an upcoming solo 2018 exhibit at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York.
I came to Paris to discover its beauty in singular views of the city that only a handful of people have ever seen; the views that belong to Parisian residents who live in a specific apartment that have a unique view that is hidden, secret, and private. Often such beautiful views include looking into neighbors’ windows where people reveal private gestures against the public backdrop of the city skyline. For me, valuing life in a metropolis like Paris means falling in love not just with its buildings and avenues, but with the people, including appreciating what makes them strangers, and what makes them just like me.
The windows of Paris are like frames around works of great art. Paris