Aviva Klein

portrait and documentary photographer and director
 
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Location: New York
Nationality: American
Biography: Aviva Klein is a NYC based visual creative with over 10 years experience. As Principal Creative of her own company, Aviva is charged with leading a variety of creative teams in transforming challenging subjects into powerful and lasting... read on
There is something about the coming of age that has always fascinated me. The concept of seeking and forming an identity while still young, with limited experience and knowledge is a curious stage. We're no longer children. Experiencing new emotions, making many of our own choices, developing our own style, experimenting, exploring and confronting our sexuality. We begin to build strong relationships outside of our families and seek out stability, affection and other emotional needs on our own in the outside world, all for the first time.


We become self-conscious about our appearance and may compare ourselves to others, which can lead to feelings of insecurity or confidence and sometimes a bit of both. We want to be seen and included. Often that doesn’t happen, leaving us feeling left out. We may question where we stand amongst our peers. Some of us learn that we can exert our power over others and some of us feel powerless.


It's this inner conflict that all people go through as teenagers that I find compelling. As humans, we are all seeking love and acceptance from ourselves and others, a journey that begins at a young age and lasts throughout our lifetime.


Commissioned by MS528 in 2018. Published in The Photographic Journal 2018.
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envsn

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Tigray & Amhara Regions, Ethiopia

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The Final Moment

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Jordans

By aviva klein — In 2016, I was commissioned by Untapped to document four 12-year-old boys from NYC who love Air Jordans. These images are a part of an ethnographic..
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The Bridge

By aviva klein — In 2017, I was commissioned by The Bridge to document their clients. The Bridge is a non-profit that provides critical services, including..
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Trinity Faith Moran

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Trump's America: Day 1

By aviva klein — Trump's America: Day 1 Inauguration Day Washington D.C.
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Soweto, South Africa

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Havana, Cuba

By aviva klein — Havana, Cuba, 2015-2016
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In The Shadows

By aviva klein — In this portrait series, I show a glimpse into the life of an Agunah.  Agunot (plural) are Orthodox Jewish women trapped in dead marriages..
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