Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Important Matter

Jordan Matter is a US photographer who studies dancers around the world rather as Edgar Degas did in Paris over a century ago. One of my favourite works is his photo of Michaela DePrince in the woods. He has published a number of books of his work which sell very well.

Matter's latest work is Dancers after Dark  which is described as "a stunning photography collection of nude dancers at night."  Over 300 dancers took part in 400 locations in 7 countries including the UK "with no clothes, no arrests and no regrets."  The above video shows how Matter took those photos. The book will be launched in the UK at a party at Danceworks in London between 18:30 and 21:00 on 11 Nov 2016. Admission to the party costs £5 which will be refunded to anyone who buys a copy of the book.

The next day Matter will return to Danceworks to present two photography workshops.  The first is entitled Dancers Among Us which takes place between 13:00 and 16:00. The second is based on Dancers after Dark and takes place between 17:00 and 20:00. There was a similar workshop last year after which Matter tweeted:
“What happens when 25 photographers and 4 dancers come together for a workshop @Danceworks London? Pure magic. I’m already looking forward to next year’s workshop!”
Each workshop costs £90 to attend or £150 for two.

Readers will find Danceworks's address together with a map and comprehensive travel information on the "Contact Us" page on its website.  

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