Gelatin silver print, montage
Image: 23.7 x 17.5 cm (9 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Mounted: 31.2 x 23.7 cm (12 5/16 x 9 5/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 2007.127
Tabard combineS dramatic shadows and multiple shots to simultaneously present the dancers’ physical expressiveness and provide insight into their inner life as they dance. Modern dance, a flourishing, influential art form in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, attracted numerous avant-garde photographers who took advantage of the new, smaller, more mobile 35 mm cameras and faster film speeds to try to evoke a sense of the performance.
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