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Confronting the Wildness of Nature in Athens, Georgia

Confronting the Wildness of Nature in Athens, Georgia

Irina Rozovsky. “Untitled,” 2018. In “A Long Arc: Photography and the American South” (Aperture). A photograph that dramatizes the power of nature By Amy Weiss-Meyer Photograph by Irina Rozovsky September 17, 2023, 7 AM ET When the photographer Irina Rozovsky moved from Boston to Athens, Georgia, she began taking walks around her new neighborhood. She’d push her daughter’s stroller to a nearby wooded path, trying to get the baby to sleep, and photograph what she could along the way. One day in 2018, after a storm, the path was flooded. A young girl stood in the bright sun at the edge of the murky water, observing the strange new scene before her—“confronting the unbelievable,” as Rozovsky puts it. The image reminded Rozovsky of the fairy-tale trope of a child getting lost in the forest. “It’s both a romance and a nightmare,” she told me. Explore the October 2023 Issue Check out more from this issue and find your next story to read. View More Rozovsky’s untitled photograph will be on display this fall at the …