Lillian Birnbaum TRANSITION at the Andrea Meislin Gallery June 18th to August 14th


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Lillian Birnbaum will have her first solo exhibition with Andrea Meislin Gallery  and in the United States. A monograph of the same name will accompany the show.  In creating the Transition body of work Lillian spent several years observing a group of young girls. She was able to photograph seven friends and their delicate, at times demanding, often joyful metamorphosis from childhood into early womanhood without ever imposing herself or her camera in doing so. 

Birnbaum's work seems to depict moments at a threshold between "no longer" and "not yet" in the life of a girl, just prior to the realization that her feminine seductiveness may one day actually curb her freedom as an independent individual. 

Lillian Birnbaum was born in NYC  grew up in Vienna and lives in Paris. In addition to her photography she has also worked in the film industry as an executive producer, most recently she co-directed the documentary film on legendary composer and conductor Andre Previn, A Bridge Between Two Worlds. 

Andrea Meislin Gallery
526 West 26th Street Suite 214
NYC 1001
Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 6.


Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.