Dario, Switzerland, 2009 © Andrea Meislin Gallery
Adam, USA 210 © Andrea Meislin Gallery
Yarden, Israel, 2008 © Andrea Meislin Gallery
Alon, Israel 2008 © Andrea Meislin Gallery
Kristina, Germany, 2008 © Andrea Meislin Gallery
Raz, Israel, 2008 © Andrea Meislin Gallery
Ariela, Switzerland, 2009 © Andrea Meislin Gallery
Ofrir, Israel 2009 © Andrea Meislin Gallery
Rosa, Israel 2009 © Andrea Meislin Gallery
Pauline, France, 2009 © Andra Meislin Gallery
Naomi Leshem, recipient of the 2009 Constantiner Award for an Israeli photographer by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, studied photography at the Hadassah College in Jerusalem. Sleepers is her first solo exhibition at the Andrea Meislin Gallery.
Sleepers captures adolescent boys and girls at their most vulnerable: asleep at night in their beds. This serie speaks of a momentary limbo between states, between consciousness and between the milestones of young life.
A total of 32 portraits make up the complete Sleepers series, which was shot over four years in five countries; Israel, Switzerland, Germany, France and the United States.
An accompanying book, Sleepers (published by the Swiss house Benteli in association with Israel’s Even Hoshen) will be available at the gallery in tandem with the show.
Until February 18
Andrea Meislin Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 214
New York, New York 10001 USA