Marie Tomanova’s New York New York is a landscape of youth and a portrait of place—entwining person and environment. New York City is an almost mythic entity, a place of both coming to and becoming in. Depending on one’s point of view, it has been—and perhaps still is—a gateway to “America,” to a new life, to a land of vast opportunity. It has been the kernel and the door to a future for those arriving from another country, as well as from other parts of the United States, to find, express, and be themselves.
Shot in New York City, mostly in 2019 and 2020, Tomanova merges the genres of portrait and landscape to effortlessly bounce off one another, revealing a social landscape inextricably linked to place, a portrait of a certain New York City, one that is a picture of her world, a landscape of her life.