Gail Albert Halaban is an American artist born in 1970 in Washington, DC. Her interest in photography began when she made a pinhole camera for her first grade science fair. Though her equipment has become more complex, her love of photography has never wavered. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and Yale University, from which she received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography.
She has been published widely including in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Le Monde. Her work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows including a solo exhibit in 2018 at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. Galleries around the world have shown her work with her primary representation at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York City. Public and private collections including the Hermes Foundation, George Eastman Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, Nelson Atkins Museum, Cape Ann Museum, Wichita Art Museum hold her work.
Her third monograph, Italian Views, was recently published by the Aperture Foundation. In addition to working on her own artwork, she is the Creative Consultant of the Medical Humanities Department at Columbia University Medical School where she teaches photography and visual thinking to medical students and physicians.