Booker T. Washington Dance Students’ Images Featured in Exhibition at Dallas Center for Photography

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Photographs made by the Booker T. Washington High School of Performing and Visual Arts Dance and Media class are featured in an upcoming gallery exhibition at Dallas Center for Photography (DCP). The exhibition, Photography and Dance, commences with a gallery reception free and open to all on Friday, July 16.

In the spring semester of 2021, DCP collaborated with the Booker T. Washington Dance and Media class in a workshop to explore the topic of photography and dance. Prompted by weekly assignments, students created captivating images representing not what dance looks like to other people but what dance feels like to them. The Photography and Dance exhibition is the culmination of that work. Accompanied by Dance and Media class instructor Alex Karigan Farrior, participating students were Bryn Bohanan, Riley Canterbury, Sloan Daley, Tamar Gabelev, Khyla Hassell, Madison Malonson, Kennedy Morrison, Mia Murphy, Lindsey Nikolai, and Olivia Wilson.

“DCP’s purpose is to encourage creativity and expression through photography” says Peter Poulides, founder and executive director of DCP.  “Our collaboration with the students at Booker T. Washington was a perfect way for us to put that mission into practice. These young dancers created still images that captured the movement and personal experience of dance. Most of them used their smart phones which follows our belief that any camera, in any person’s hand, can tell meaningful stories. That is the power of photography.”

The in-person reception to celebrate the works from these students is Friday, July 16 from 5pm-8pm. Attendees are strongly encouraged to RSVP for a specific time slot as the number of people in the gallery at one time will be limited. Please view our COVID policies and procedures here.  A printed exhibition catalog will be available for purchase at the DCP gallery.

The Photography and Dance exhibition will run until Saturday, July 31. Gallery days and hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 12pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm.

About Dallas Center for Photography:
DCP gives photography a place to call home in the thriving arts scene of North Texas and welcomes all creators and appreciators of the art to take a class, become a member, see an exhibition, or attend one of its many events. DCP has the only community gallery in the region dedicated to photography and hosts 8-10 exhibits per year including student shows, member and open call competitions and collections from visiting artists. Our educational programming includes beginner camera classes, special interest sessions and tutoring, lectures, and multi-day creative workshops. For more information visit www.dallascenterforphotography.org, email info@dallascenterforphotography.org  or call us at 214-630-4909. Dallas Center for Photography is located at 4756 Algiers St., Dallas, TX, 75207.

About Booker T. Washington Dance:
Celebrating excellence since 1976, the Booker T. Washington HSPVA Dance Department is one of the top dance programs in the country. Students train in ballet and modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, African, and African Diasporic dances, and Ballet Folklórico, as well as theoretical studies in composition, dance history, kinesiology, and dance and media. The department is comprised of over two hundred dance students and fourteen dance faculty and hosts master classes and residences with renowned dance professionals in the field. Dance students regularly receive national and state recognition and receive scholarships to study at prominent colleges, universities, and conservatories. Many have gone on to successful professional performing careers.

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts is part of the Dallas Independent School District. Since 1976, the school has earned the distinction for Exemplary Arts Education from the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the Top 8 Magnet Schools in the country by the Department of Education, and one of the top 5 schools in the nation by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, among others. Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts is located in downtown Dallas, in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. The largest contiguous Arts District in the United States. Learn more at https://www.dallasisd.org/bookert.

Submitted by Robin Poulides. Email: robin@dallascenterforphotography.org Website: https://dallascenterforphotography.org/