Photographer Margo Moritz

“The ways photography and dance treat movement are actually quite contrary; as one freezes it the other is defined by the passing of it. It is this unique relationship they both have that I like to explore with my work. I am particularly intrigued by the unusual combination of tension and grace, and use my own dance experience to explore ways of capturing movement. Elegant lines are often confused with awkward ones; soft tones are often confused with contorted ones. Whether I am photographing a simple portrait or a dance performance, the quality of movement that stems genuinely from the subject is what can communicate the most about them. I am always amazed at how much movement can visually translate a story, personality, mood, or emotion.”

-Margo Moritz


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Pictured (from left to right, top to bottom): Merrill Heinrich for Surface Magazine, Hope Mohr Dance Company, Lines Dance Company