Breaking Bounds: The Dance Photography of Lois Greenfield

Breaking Bounds: The Dance Photography of Lois Greenfield

by Lois Greenfield, William A. Ewing
     
 

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In this collection of 87 duotone images that virtually leap off the page, Lois Greenfield's revolutionary photographs capture the explosive energy and beauty of dancers' bodies in motion. Made between 1982 and 1991, they are the result of a collaboration between Greenfield and a group of extraordinary dancers asked to "leave their choreography at the door." They take

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In this collection of 87 duotone images that virtually leap off the page, Lois Greenfield's revolutionary photographs capture the explosive energy and beauty of dancers' bodies in motion. Made between 1982 and 1991, they are the result of a collaboration between Greenfield and a group of extraordinary dancers asked to "leave their choreography at the door." They take risks, pushing to the absolute limits the boundaries of both dance and photography with an energy so forceful it seems barely contained by the black lines of the camera frame. Edited, sequenced, and with an introductory essay by William Ewing, including an interview with Lois Greenfield, Breaking Bounds is dance photography on the edge. Sensual and mesmerizing, these images will entrance dancer and non-dancer alike — as well as anyone who loves fine photography — with their powerful, elegant depiction of the human body in midair.

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Library Journal
Photography collides with dance in a stunning collection of 87 gravity-defying duotone images by Greenfield, a dance photographer for The Village Voice . Not content to be ``handmaiden to the dance,'' Greenfield choreographs for the camera and employs the collaborative and improvisational powers of gifted contemporary dancers, primarily David Parsons, Daniel Ezralow, and Ashley Roland. Emphasizing soaring jumps and athletic flight, these images illustrate the paradox of still photography capturing motion. Ewing, editor of the more eclectic Dance and Photography ( LJ 3/1/88), provides an introduction and a technically illuminating interview with Greenfield, who explains her artistic development and use of the Hasselbad camera. Recommended for both photography and dance collections.-- Sheila Riley, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811802109
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

William A. Ewing is a wellknown writer on the art of photography and an independent curator whose exhibitions have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.

Lois Greenfield is recognized internationally as one of the foremost photographers of dance. She is a regular contributor to the Village Voice, and her photographs have also appeared in Dance Ink, Esquire, Time, Wile, Vogue, Mirabella, and Zoom, among othe

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