One to Nothing by Irina Rozovsky was shown as part of the DEVELOP Photo line-up for the first edition of the On Photography Online Film Festival, 9/29/13. The Festival was part of the FOTOWEEK in Holland, an initiative of FOAM and the Netherlands Photo Museum, and was organized by Barbera Brakel of Photo Affairs. opfestival.nl/
One to Nothing depicts an Israel we do not see on the news. These images go beyond politics: they do not defend a side or critique the conflict. Here, Israel is seen in the unexpected light of empathetic neutrality, as a mythological yet mundane backdrop to the age long struggle between man and the dusty, sun bleached landscape of his origin. The score to this existential battle is locked at 1– 0, with no finish line in sight. Images are interwoven through loose and open-ended narrative depicting a historic tension through acute, personal observations.
Irina Rozovsky exhibits widely in the US and abroad. Solo and group shows include Smith College; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University; Breda International Photo Festival, Netherlands; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Haggerty Museum of Art; Voies-Off Festival, France. Her first solo museum exhibition opened at the Southeast Museum of Photography in 2013. She was awarded a Light Work Artist Residency, a Philadelphia Museum of Art Curator’s Choice Award, and a Mangum Expression Finalist Award, among others. Her first monograph One to Nothing was published in 2011 by Kehrer Verlag. Irina lives and works in Brooklyn.
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