Sophie Lvoff photographs institutions or environments devoid of the large crowds they were made to accommodate. The resulting works demonstrate simultaneously the ambition, idealism, folly, and mortality of these spaces. Her subjects have included the streets of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, airports, and army research centers. Lvoff explains that her images have a “preoccupation with the fragility of history, and emotional chronology,” and identifies light as one of the central structures within her work. Lvoff’s work is heavily influenced by literature, particularly that of Raymond Carver and Don DeLillo, to whom she has dedicated a series of works.