Irina Rozovsky pays homage to the tranquillity of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, one of America’s first democratic public spaces. Rozovsky’s images feature New Yorkers from all walks of life engaging with the space—from families to lovers, of diverse ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds.
In Plain Air, which was created over the course of the past decade, shows the sharp contrast between the hurried and hyper-competitive city life and the serenity and beauty of the park. For Rozovsky, the most compelling feature of the park is its visitors, who blend in, share, and actively contribute to its nature as a public space.
Irina Rozovsky (b. 1981, born in Russia, raised in the US) has published three monographs: In Plain Air (MACK 2021), Island in my Mind (Verlag Kettler 2015), and One to Nothing (Kehrer Verglag 2011). Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, High Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and others. Rozovsky lives in Athens, Georgia, where she and her husband Mark Steinmetz have been running an educational space for photography—The Humid—since 2018.
Location: Chassé park
Irina Rozovsky In Plain Air