There is a long-standing tradition within photography of portraying dance and dancers. Classic images by Irving Penn, Brassai, Philip Trager, and more contemporary projects by Elinor Carucci or Lois Greenfield immediately come to mind.

 

Anne Henning has used the image of dancers as the proverbial springboard into rich metaphor. “Dancing in the afternoon”, her first major monograph, begins with an abstract depiction of flamenco dancers in Spain and Mexico, but quickly evolves into an exploration of the dance of seasons, of light and rhythm, and ultimately, of life itself. In some 50 images, she traverses day and night, constantly moving and leaping from one subject to the next in a lively quest of visual movement and music.

 

Darius Himes

MANAGING EDITOR, RADIUS BOOKS

Published by The Stinehour Press, February 2008
Limited edition of 250 copies