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Moving Still: A Conversation with Lois Greenfield, Nov. 1

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Moving Still: A Conversation with Lois Greenfield
Legendary photographer Lois Greenfield has built a career around a body of remarkable images that stop dancers in flight. As she has written, “The ostensible subject of my photographs may be motion, but the subtext is time. A dancer’s movements illustrate the passage of time, giving it a substance, materiality and space. In my photographs, time is stopped, a split second becomes an eternity and an ephemeral moment is solid as sculpture.”
In this free event, Lois Greenfield will join in conversation with Paul Galando, President of Dance Films Association and Founding Director of Dance and New Media at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, in which they will discuss her new body of work as well as the inspiration, methods and approaches that she has applied creating groundbreaking images over the arc of her career.
Lois Greenfield
Writing about Greenfield’s recent book, Moving Still, in the Washington Post, Sarah L. Kaufman said “In the most intriguing, secretive pictures, it’s as if we’re watching the dancers dream. We’re seeing that moment when the dream whips them around and spins right out of them, and in our minds, perhaps, we catch a little of how that feels.”
Beginning her career as a photojournalist, Greenfield covered the experimental dance movement scene for the Village Voice from 1973 to the mid 90’s. In 1982 she decided to open her own studio where she could control the lighting, and work with dancers in a collaborative environment. Greenfield has created signature images for countless contemporary dance companies as well as commercial clients.  Her photographs have been featured in many magazines worldwide and exhibited internationally.
Since 2014 Greenfield has been an Artist in Residence at NYU/Tisch Department of Dance and New Media. In 2015, She was honored with the Dance in Focus award in recognition of her ground-breaking contributions to the field. Her third book, “Lois Greenfield: Moving Still”, (Thames & Hudson, UK & Chronicle Books, USA) was released in Fall 2015.
The program is organized by The American Society of Media Photographers New York in collaboration with the Parsons School of Design at The New School.

Tuesday, November 1

7 to 9 p.m.
The Auditorium
Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York City
(b/t 5th & 6th Aves.) map
Admission is free to the public, although registration is required to attend. Please register here.
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