From L’Oeil de la Photographie:
Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin’s remarkable portraits of teenagers have won her international acclaim. Recently she traveled through Ukraine and Spain to explore the connection and tension between youth and uniforms. In her latest book, How to Dance the Waltz (Damiani 2021), she depicts teenagers dressed in military garb, extravagant debutante gowns, and outfits of matadors, all slightly ill-fitting and strange on their slight frames. Chelbin’s work, including the portrait of two sailors, Maksim and Vitally, Ukraine, 2018, will be on view at ClampArt, New York.