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Photo Talks: Gillian Laub

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Photograph by Gillian Laub

Gillian Laubís love of storytelling and family narratives led her to begin photographing her own family while studying at the International Center of Photography in New York.† In 2005, she was the recipient of the Nikonís Storyteller award for her work in the Middle East.† With the support of the Jerome Foundation, Laubís first monograph ďTestimonyĒ was published by Aperture.† This body of work is comprised of portraits and testimonies of Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs, and Palestinians all directly and indirectly affected by the complicated geopolitical context in which they live. In 2007, Laub received Apertureís Emerging Artist Award. Her work is widely exhibited and she is represented by Bonni Benrubi gallery.† Laub graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in comparative literature and lives in New York City.† She is currently working on a project in the American South and continues to explore the the role of family in all her projects.

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