One to Nothing
Kehrer Verlag, 2011
Hardbound, 64 pages with 48 color images, 8.5 x 8.5″
Texts by Jon Feinstein and Ilya Kaminsky
Signed by the artist
One to Nothing depicts an Israel we do not see on the news. These images go beyond politics: they do not defend a side or critique the conflict. Here, Israel is seen in the unexpected light of empathetic neutrality, as a mythological backdrop to the age long struggle between man and the dusty, sun bleached landscape of his origin. The score to this existential battle is locked at 1– 0, with no finish line in sight. A loose, subtle, and open-ended narrative, One to Nothing describes a historic tension with unusual observations.
Irina Rozovsky (b. 1981) was raised in Moscow and later immigrated to the US with her family when she was eight. She currently lives and works in Boston, MA. She studied Spanish and French at Tufts University, earning a BA in 2003.In 2007, she received her MFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art. She has exhibited in Europe and the USA. She was awarded a 2009 Finalist Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and was a finalist for the 2010 Magnum Expression Award. Rozovsky participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 2012.