Aviva Klein

portrait and documentary photographer and director
 
Welcome to Sheepshead Bay
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
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Welcome to Sheepshead Bay
I've NEVER heard Funk Flex shout it out on the radio - and I listened really closely. Mos Def didn't mention it in 'Brooklyn'. Most NYC transplants don't know where it is. There are no hip restaurants or bars and the first high rise building just went up - and I'm pretty sure it, like the rest of the neighborhood- will house immigrant families. The neighborhood I grew up in, Sheepshead Bay is a unique and sometimes weird place with even more unique and sometimes weird characters. We are a very diverse community that are often overlooked and forgotten. Here is my on-going series of the place I call home- a place I love and love to hate.

Created in 2016, this series documents my hometown of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
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REPORTAGE

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MOTION

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envsn

By aviva klein — Portraits made for Envsn Festival, a platform that focuses on bringing together a collective of strong, influential personalities who, at the core,..
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Tigray & Amhara Regions, Ethiopia

By aviva klein — Amhara & Tigray Regions, Ethiopia In 2017, I  traveled to the Tigray Region in Ethiopia on assignment for JDC Entwine. This series, mostly..
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No Longer Homeless in NYC

By aviva klein — In the Spring of 2018, I was given an assignment that would turn out to be one of the most meaningful assignments of my career.  The Bridge, a..
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The Final Moment

By aviva klein — A couple of years ago I covered a fashion show, taking photos only while right by the runway exit, where the light was so beautiful. This year, when..
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PROM

By aviva klein — 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..
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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

By aviva klein — Trinity Faith Moran Trinity Faith Moran, an 11-year-old cancer patient from Texas. In 2016, The Make-A-Wish foundation along with Naeem Khan helped..
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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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