VOL. N+III — Landing Lights Park by David Rothenberg

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2nd Edition of 200.  68 pages, 30 photographs, Mohawk Paper, perfect-bound, 8.25x12" with text by Gideon Jacobs.

New edition of the book TIME named one of the Best Photobooks of 2018 and described as “an incredible exercise in mindful seeing.” 

Rothenberg focuses on the neighborhood that lies beneath the whining roar and shadows of inbound jetliners landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport in Queens. Rothenberg’s photographs explore this extraordinary intrusion within a landscape of the ordinary. 

‘Landing Lights Park’ offers  a sequence of disorienting photographic collisions. Neighborhood details and intruding airplanes are interspersed with portraits of passengers in midair as they gaze out their windows moments before landing, taken from the ground with a telephoto lens. Includes short essays by Gideon Jacobs. 

David Rothenberg is a photographer and educator based in Queens. You can see more of his work at davidmaxrothenberg.com

Gideon Jacobs is a writer who has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Bomb Magazine, among others. Previously, he was creative director at the photo cooperative Magnum Photos. For more: gideon.works

This project was supported in part by a 2018 Queens Art Fund New Works Grant  and by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund.