“Roosevelt Station” by Photographer David Rothenberg
David Rothenberg (beforehand featured right here) is a photographer and educator primarily primarily primarily based mostly in Novel York. A number of of his elementary initiatives fill been area in opposition to the backdrop of his dwelling borough of Queens, alongside along with his most most up to date photobook, “Roosevelt Area” (Perimeter Editions, 2021). Taken between 2019 and 2020, the photographs in “Roosevelt Area” have been made correct by way of the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue/74th Boulevard put collectively maintain. Rothenberg’s topic issues—commuters, vacationers, panhandlers, missionaries—are stable within the glow of the maintain’s stained glass home windows, transforming the candid mundanity of the on daily basis hustle right into a collection of theatrical tableaus.
As described within the assertion by writer Perimeter Editions: “In a cultural second struck by disaster and division, these photographs really feel love a extra or a lot much less unifying treatise. Regardless of who they’re, the place they’re been and the place they’re going, these commuters gallop the equivalent concourses and climb the equivalent steps—each illuminated by a celestial glow.”