From Alex Merola’s article for AnOther:

Michal Chelbin has enormous faith in the power of two things: youth and the camera. Throughout her career, the Israeli photographer has sought to capture the emotional ambiguities and fledgling contradictions that are so distinctive to young people. Her new book, How to Dance the Waltz, takes us into the matador schools of Seville, the military academies of Ukraine’s Dnepropetrovsk region and the school grounds of Kiev on the eve of prom. “Uniforms are symbolic of the adult world,” says Chelbin. “I’m fascinated by the tension between this outer world and the inner lives of children. It’s with the camera that I’m trying to uncover a certain truth.”

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