Island on my Mind




How is it possible to show anything new about 'iconic' locations like Israel, Cuba, Russia and New York City? Because such places have been photographed, over and over again, using similar perspectives and aesthetics, be it on Instagram, StreetView, or through photojournalism, we are already familiar with what they look like, photographically. 
To Irina Rozovsky (1981, Moscow), however, the places themselves are secondary, though not inconsequential. Her photographs reveal a different way of seeing what we already know-what we see is the mapping of imagined stories that layer the mundane experience of place.