Dance Photography

There was an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London last year’s fall called “Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement”. Unfortunately, I have not seen it, and I am still thinking about spending the money to buy the catalogue. I am sure it is a wonderful book, but I’m a little cash-strapped right now. Unfortunately, my birthday is in late year, and no other special days are coming up, so I will have to wait for a while.

This book is one of those who actually combine my two passions, ballet and the arts, but there is one thing that is an even more perfect fit to my passions is dance photography. Dancers have been photographed ever since the invention of photography, and the capture of the movement has always been an important topic in it.

In the next few days, I will try to collect some of my favorite dance photographies and explain why I like them: From an art historical as well as from my personal point of view. Maybe I will do it in the style of an Advent calendar-one every day for 24 days. Oh, what a nice project, I just found a lot of enthusiasm for it.


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