Originally born in Israel, Michal Chelbin lives and works in Israel, France, and the United States. Her work has been widely shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions and can be found in many private and public collections, such as: The Metropolitan Museum, New York City; LACMA, Los Angeles; Getty Center, Los Angeles; Jewish Museum, New York City; Cleveland Museum of Art; Tel Aviv Museum; Sir Elton John Collection, Atlanta, Georgia; SFMOMA, San Francisco; and more.
Her critically acclaimed monograph Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes, and Other Traveling Troupes was published by Aperture in 2008 and was awarded PDN’s Photo Annual Book Award in 2009. Her next monograph entitled The Black Eye was published in 2010 by Twin Palms Publishers. Her third monograph entitled Sailboats and Swans was published in 2012 by Twin Palms Publishers.
Chelbin is a regular contributor to the world’s leading publications such as: The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, BusinessWeek, GQ, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, Le Monde and others.