Visual Monday: Jordan Matter – Dancers among us

Jordan Matter is a New-York based photographer that created an amazing series: Dancers among us. He asked a couple of professional dancers to volunteer for his project and perform some “guerilla dancing” in Manhattan.

The poses were spontaneous, in the sense that most of the time they didn’t have permission to shoot in the store/museum/restaurant. For example, this picture is taken in the Apple store and they only had 30 seconds before the guards asked them to leave.

His project aims to illustrate the unique skill of dancers. In an interview, Jordan declared: “I was thinking about the recession and what that meant for talented people who may have lost their jobs. Are you still a dancer if you are not paid to perform? Or are you still a chef when you don’t have a kitchen to cook in? It is about people who walk the streets with this incredible skill who could just advertise their ability any time they wanted. Dance is always a part of them and they are always dancers”

The work is between performance and photography, as all of the acts involve the audience, and draw a great deal out of the context and the participation of the public.

Photos: All rights reserved by Jordan Matter

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3 responses to “Visual Monday: Jordan Matter – Dancers among us

  1. The Daily Dabbler

    Wow! These photos are really unique. Thank you. 🙂

  2. Sabina

    Awesome! Glad you like them 🙂

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