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The Black Eye

by Michal Chelbin

The Black Eye is CENTER three-time award winner, Michal Chelbin’s exploration of the world of athletes and performers from Eastern Europe, Israel, and England. The athletes and wrestlers in this series are studies in contrasts: youth and manhood, strength and weakness, tenderness and rigidity, odd and ordinary, splendor and roughness. Presented in a clear and balanced format, the pictures challenge the viewer with their ambiguity.

The Black Eye is published by Twin Palms.
October 2010, 12 x 13 inches, 50 four-color plates, 96 pages
ISBN: 978-1-931885-85-0
First edition
Value: $85.00

Sailboats and Swans

by Michal Chelbin

Interview by A.M. Homes — “There is nothing easy about it.
It is a constructed moment, a scene within a scene, the real within the unreal. They are moments, lunga fermata, suspensions of time in the midst of what might otherwise be unbearable. The images are about a kind of discomfort—theirs, hers, mine and ours. It is like an old fashioned staring contest—one guy looks at the other and the first one who blinks is the loser, except Michal Chelbin never blinks. Instead she captures with the click of a shutter. Chelbin is always looking, drawing what is hidden to the surface. She captures—we shudder.” — A.M. Homes

Sailboats and Swans is published by Twin Palms.
November 2012, 12 x 13 inches, 62 four-color plates, 120 pages
ISBN: 978-1-936611-03-4
First edition
Value: $75.00

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