David Rothenberg (previously featured here) is a photographer and educator primarily based totally totally in Original York. Several of his predominant tasks were bid against the backdrop of his residence borough of Queens, including his most well-liked photobook, “Roosevelt Diagram” (Perimeter Editions, 2021). Taken between 2019 and 2020, the photographs in “Roosevelt Diagram” had been made inner the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue/74th Avenue educate design. Rothenberg’s topics—commuters, vacationers, panhandlers, missionaries—are solid within the glow of the design’s stained glass residence windows, remodeling the candid mundanity of the each day hustle into a assortment of theatrical tableaus.
As described within the commentary by publisher Perimeter Editions: “In a cultural second struck by crisis and division, these photographs feel love a form of unifying treatise. Regardless of who they are, the build they’re been and the build they’re going, these commuters trot the identical concourses and climb the identical steps—every illuminated by a celestial glow.”
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