From Cultured Magazine:

Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin’s piercing photographs are impossible to forget. When it comes to portraiture, the photographer captures her viewers with precision, bringing the works a particular potency. Now, a chilling assortment of photos from her “Sailboats and Swans” series has made its way onto the white walls of Chelsea’s CLAMP, and rightfully so. Shot over a four-year period across seven wallpapered prisons in Russia and Ukraine, the images feature inmates of all ages, captured in Chelbin’s disturbingly beautiful aesthetic. “Sailboats and Swans” will be on view from March 9 through May 6, 2023 at CLAMP in New York.

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