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11 Photographers Who Capture the Beautiful Movement of Dancers

Dance Photographers Who Capture the Movement of Dancers

Elegant, energetic, and dramatic dance photography is both a visual treat and a study of movement. Aiming to convey the spirit and skill of their graceful subjects, photographers often opt to shoot dancers mid-motion, showcasing their graceful gestures by freezing a moment in time. Here, we explore the work of 11 of our favorite dance photographers, paying particular attention to the unique ways each captures their muses' exquisite movements.

To put a contemporary twist on traditional dance photography, many of the featured photographers—including Omar Z. Robles, Mohamed Taher, Lisa Tomasetti, and Dane Shitagi (of the Ballerina Project)—place dancers outdoors, in everyday environments. Others, like Vadim Stein and Ken Browar & Deborah Ory (of NYC Dance Project), have a more minimalist approach to the craft. And some, like Eric Paré and Alexander Yakovlev, inventively employ unique props that more clearly trace each dancer's motions. Regardless of style and no matter the method, this group of photographers perfectly presents the style and grace of dancers in motion.

See the ways in which the dance photographers study of the movement of dancers below.

Vadim Stein

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Read more: Striking Black & White Portraits of Elegant Dancers Caught in Captivating Motion

 

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory of NYC Dance Project

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Read more: Stunning Photo Series Spotlights the Graceful Movements of Dancers

 

Eric Paré

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Read more: Portraits of Dancers and Acrobats Creating Hypnotic Light Patterns Around the World

 

Jordan Matter

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Read more: Interview – Fearless Dancers Bare All to Strike Vibrant Poses Under City Lights

 

Jan Masny

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Read more: Dancers in Motion

 

Omar Robles

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Read more: Breathtaking Portraits Capture Ballet’s Finest Dancing on the Streets of New York

 

Alexander Yakovlev

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Read more: Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion

 

Mohamed Taher

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Read more: Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

 

Lois Greenfield

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Read more: Interview – Dynamic Photos of Dancers Frozen Mid-Movement by Lois Greenfield

 

Lisa Tomasetti

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Read more: Beautifully Elegant Dancers Pose Along City Streets

Dane Shitagi of the Ballerina Project

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Read more: Stunning Photos Document Ballet Dancers Gracefully Exploring Their Cities

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