Aperture and Rockefeller Center, in collaboration with the photography program at Parsons School of Design at The New School and MACK, is pleased to present an artist talk with Irina Rozovsky as she discusses her project In Plain Air (2011-20), featured in the “New York” issue of Aperture magazine. For ten years, Rozovsky has been making lyrical portraits of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park—both of the landscape and its visitors—perfectly capturing the democratic nature of the space. From images of women fishing to family barbeques to young couples in the grass, In Plain Air is a lover letter to Prospect Park and all those who spend time there.
One year after New York City shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aperture magazine released “New York,” an extraordinary issue honoring the city through photographs and essays by visionary artists and writers, reminding us of how much there is to discover, and relish, when New York comes roaring back. Coinciding with “New York” is a monthlong celebration of NYC at Rockefeller Center featuring a public photography exhibition, virtual talk series, pop-up store and gallery.
Programming for Aperture’s “New York” issue is made possible by and in collaboration with Rockefeller Center. Additional support for this program is provided by MPB.com.