Monday, March 17, 2008

Well, That Clears it Up

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Merce Cunningham Talk Dance Photography
I never liked dance photography; it’s very flat, and dance photography in the studio looks very contrived. Very few photographers really know how to … it’s just a page in the book. It was not that I hated it, but I didn’t feel it was necessary compared with the real thing. But there were a few photographers — Brodovitch, Himmel, Ilse Bing, Irving Penn — who made me feel it was possible. I wanted the audience to see, to be able to imagine, the movement before and after, not just the frozen moment.
They even mention that the show is at Mark Seliger’s 401 Projects.

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