From artnet News:
Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin is known for her striking portraits of teenagers around the world. For her 2021 book, How to Dance the Waltz (Damiani 2021), she photographed teenagers decked out in military garb, extravagant debutante gowns, and even matadors ensembles. The images are tender, though the garments hang strangely on the figures’ slight frames. Chelbin recently traveled through Ukraine and Spain exploring both cultures’ relationships with youth and uniforms. Not to be missed is Chelbin’s powerful portrait of two young Ukrainian sailors, Maksim and Vitally, Ukraine (2018), which will be on view at ClampArt, New York.