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