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20th Century Photographers by George Schaub, Grace Schaub

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11Lois Greenfield

Photographer’s Forum, July 1990

Lois Greenfield (b. 1949) began her career in dance photography covering experimental dance events for New York’s Village Voice in the mid 1970s. It wasn’t long before Greenfield understood, like Barbara Morgan before her, that to realize her own vision for movement and dance she must take the dancers from dress rehearsals and theater performances into her own studio.

By photographing in her own studio she could focus her attention on the dancers and their individual movements, unencumbered by time limitations, stage lighting, and set-choreographed pieces. She was free to develop her own dynamic dance imagery.

In 1982 she opened her own studio and began photographing Dave Parsons, a young dancer ...

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