Art of Photographing Dance

Art of Photographing Dance | August 20—25

Rose Eichenbaum, Program Director

Led by award-winning photographer and author of six published books Rose Eichenbaum, photographers will develop a more highly attuned photographic eye and personal aesthetic, building their capacity to conduct successful photo shoots, while working with Festival dancers in a variety of settings on the Pillow’s beautiful, historic grounds. Photographers will also have access to Festival performances, rehearsals, events, onsite meals in the resident dining hall, and the renowned Jacob’s Pillow Archives in this truly dance-immersive experience.

History of Photography at Jacob’s Pillow
The Pillow has nurtured rich and fruitful relationships with dance photographers for over eight decades, beginning in the 1930s with John Lindquist and continuing with John Van Lund in the 1940s and Jack Mitchell in the 1950s. The Archives at Jacob’s Pillow houses tens of thousands of dance photos and negatives, including images by George Platt Lynes, Edward Weston, Barbara Morgan, and George Hoyningen-Huene. Annual exhibits showcase and give insight into dance and dance photography. Leading photographers including Lois Greenfield, Annie Leibovitz, and Philip Trager have discussed their work in public talks. In recent years, many renowned photographers have shot at the Pillow, including Christopher Duggan, Rose Eichenbaum, Jordan Matter, Toby Old, and Mike Van Sleen. Jacob’s Pillow annually offers a 15-week Festival Photography Internship.

Program Director

Rose Eichenbaum

Rose Eichenbaum is an award-winning photographer and one of the most respected photojournalists working in the arts today. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, she brings a unique and intimate approach to her workshops and artist residencies.

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