Roshni Khatri
Roshni Khatri
Roshni Khatri
Roshni Khatri
Roshni Khatri

Only 3.4 percent of construction trades workers are women. Working with their hands in the blue collar construction trades, the trailblazing women photographed for this project are bringing change, they are building the future.

These women in multiple trades: plumbers, carpenters, electricians, labourers, and sheet metal workers, not only work to construct buildings, but they are also forging paths for other women throughout the industry. Often the only woman on the job, criticized for being a woman, with no easy access to a restroom, are only some examples of the experiences these women experience every day at work.

The women photographed at work and at home, share their experiences of working in a male dominated industry, and about how they are now shaping the construction industry of New York.

Artist Bios

  • Roshni Khatri

    Roshni Khatri is a documentary photographer currently based out of New York. She was born and brought up in New Delhi, India. She graduated with a bachelors in media and communications from the University of Delhi in 2017. After working in Mumbai as a producer and cinematographer at a film production house, Roshni moved to New York.

    Khatri was a recipient of The Wall Street Journal Scholarship, and Director’s Scholarship, to pursue a full-time program in documentary practice and photojournalism, from the International Center of Photography. After graduating in 2019, she has worked for many organizations like The New York Times and NBC News. She was also a participant of the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII.


  • NYC Parks

    NYC Parks

    NYC Parks is the steward of more than 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens  and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 1,800 basketball courts, 550 tennis courts, 65 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City’s principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.

  • Photoville


    Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

    In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

    By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.

    Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

    For more information about Photoville visit,

Constructing Equality

 archive : 2020

Featuring: Roshni Khatri

Presented by: NYC Parks, Photoville
  • NYC Parks
  • Photoville


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