Russian-American photographer Irina Rozovsky uses her camera to craft emotional, atmospheric portraits of the places she’s visited. She manages to find the beauty and meaning in everyday objects and landmarks—discarded plastic bottles collected while driving around Macedonia are transformed into still lifes; scrawls of graffiti on a crumbling structure in Israel become symbols of religious inequality. Careful attention to light and color add a sense of dreaminess. Irina has released several books devoted to her work, and she’s created work for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Harpers, and Zeitmagazin.
“I always want my photographs to vibrate with atmosphere.”