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Who are your favorite photographers of dance?

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I don't yet know the photographer, but this is one of my personal favorites from the world of dance.

[EDIT: This is a photo of the Albertina Rasch Dancers in costume for Rio Rita (1927). Photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnson.]

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So funny! ^^ They remind me of a flock of birds. :)

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So funny! ^^ They remind me of a flock of birds. smile.png

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Hello Diane - "flock of birds" sounds about right. I thought that their poses were the perfect mix of stylization and natural movement.

I went ahead and added the credit information to my original post.

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Here's a few more photos of the Albertina Rasch Dancers. I enjoy the aesthetic of these old photos.

"Albertina Rasch (January 19, 1891 – October 2, 1967) was a naturalized American dancer and choreographer. Born in Vienna in what was then Austria-Hungary in 1891 to a family of Polish Jewish descent, Rasch studied at the Vienna State Opera Ballet school and became leading ballerina at the New York Hippodrome in 1911.

She formed her own dance troupe, The Albertina Rasch Girls, and the Rasch Ballet, starred in a number of Ziegfield productions. She also appeared at the Moulin Rouge, performed with Josephine Baker, toured with Sarah Bernhardt, and opened a Manhattan dance studio (where Bill Robinson taught tap) before adapting her classical training and techniques for the Broadway theatre and films."

Another photo by A. C. Johnson

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Photograph by Haz, 1931 Ziegfeld Follies

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by Florence Vandamm 1927

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Erik Tomasson's website (SFB staff photographer) has many nice images to scroll through (roll over the right side edge to see the arrow).

http://www.eriktomasson.com/

Each of the 3 categories - Editorial, Portraits, and Dance - features mainly SFB dancers

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Gene Schiavoni (sp?) always publishes beautiful things. I think he works with light very well.

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