Book to buy for February. Note the competition for a free headshot that has already passed. 😦

Beyond the Gold

Dance Photographer Jordan Matter

Jordan Matter’s recently launched book, Dancers Among Us, includes dazzling action photographs of over 150 dancers. The photographer (pictured above) spent three years shooting photos all around the United States, capturing dancers in poses and midair, some of which are positioned before recognizable landmarks in their towns and cities. The compilation was a massive undertaking, with a long list of collaborators. Today, these efforts begin to reap rewards as Dancers Among Us holds a spot on The New York Times Bestseller List.

What We Love About Dancers Among Us

Many of the beautiful photos featured in Matter’s book appear online. What makes Dancers Among Us even more enjoyable, however, are the inspiring quotes from historical personalities, as well as the introductions written by the photographer, which mark each new section. One quote, for instance, is from Samuel Beckett: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try…

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