Gillian Laub: Family Matters
Gillian Laub: Family Matters
For the last two decades, American artist Gillian Laub has used the camera to investigate how society’s most complex questions are often writ large in our most intimate relationships, with a special focus on family, community, and human rights.
International Center of Photography
September 24, 2021 to January 10, 2022
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Exhibition details

In Gillian Laub's book Family Matters (Aperture, 2021), her photographs are accompanied by her own words. This exhibition showcases her gifts as a storyteller, with much of the writing presented as immersive sound. Moving through the four sequential “acts” of Family Matters, you will see and hear the artist and her family in their own words: funny, poignant, troubled, and challenging.

Artist details

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International Center of Photography
79 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002

About The Artist

Gillian Laub, @gigilaub
Gillian Laub (b. 1975) is a photographer and filmmaker based in New York. She received a B.A. in comparative literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, before studying photography at the International Center of Photography. Laub has spent the last two decades investigating political conflicts, exploring family relationships, and challenging assumptions about cultural identity. Her works include the book Testimony (Aperture, 2007) and the book and HBO film Southern Rites (2015). Laub received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in 2019. Her work is collected internationally and included in the public collections of the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire; International Center of Photography, New York; Jewish Museum, New York; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among other institutions. She continues to contribute to many publications, including The New York Times MagazineTIMEVanity Fair, and The New Yorker. Laub is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York.

Image: Gillian Laub, Grandpa helping Grandma out, 1999. © Gillian Laub