Based in New York City, Israeli-born, Michal Chelbin has been shown in solo and group shows in the US and abroad in venues such as the Photographer’s Gallery in London , Hendrik Andersen Museum in Rome , the National Portrait Gallery in London , and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The collections of the Portland Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Palazzo Forti, and Sir Elton John include her work.

Her critically acclaimed monograph “Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes and other Traveling Troupes” was published by Aperture in 2008 and was awarded PDN’s Photo Annual Book Award in 2009. Her next monograph, entitled “The Black Eye,” was published in June 2010 by Twin Palms Publishers, with solo exhibitions in October 2010 at Andrea Meislin Gallery in New York and M+B Gallery in LA. Works by Michal Chelbin are held in several private and public collections, among them the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Getty Museum (LA), SF MOMA, The Jewish Museum New York, LACMA Los Angeles, Portland Art Museum and Tel Aviv Museum of Art.