The David Teiger ’47 Gallery for the Studio Arts at Newark Academy will feature the work of Jordan Matter, portrait and dance photographer and author of New York Times bestseller Dancers Among Us. Jordan will share many of the pieces from this series in the form of large, luminous prints that capture professional dancers leaping, spinning, and kicking while in the midst of daily living. The exhibit also includes a number of pieces from Jordan’s new book, Born to Dance.
“Dancers are storytellers. They’re trained to capture passion with their bodies. They bring to life what we feel, but what most of us, lacking their artistry and athleticism, are unable to express physically,” says Jordan. Indeed, the viewer is confronted with dynamic images that amaze and delight, and while one might suspect manipulation of the photos, they are, in fact, unaltered by postproduction. What is on view is exactly what Jordan snapped with his camera. Jordan and his work have been featured in all media, including ABC World News, Nightline, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Today, the BBC, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, UK, NPR, and New York Magazine, and in newspapers, magazines and exhibitions all over the world.
In addition to sharing his work with the community, Jordan will conduct a workshop, sharing his approach with the dance and photography classes at Newark Academy. The exhibit will be on display from October 13 – November 20, 2018 with an opening reception and book signing on October 15, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.