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, and leading photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Philip Trager, and Lois Greenfield have discussed their work in public talks. In recent years, many renowned photographers have shot at the Pillow, including Rose Eichenbaum, Mike Van Sleen, Christopher Duggan, Jordan Matter and Toby Old. Each summer, Jacob’s Pillow also offers a 15-week internship in Photography.
This years workshop is led by the award-winning faculty below.
Meet our Faculty
Rose Eichenbaum is an award-winning photographer and one of the most respected photojournalists working in the arts today. A former dancer and graduate student in Dance Ethnology at University of California Los Angeles set the groundwork for a career dedicated to teaching, research, photographic documentation, and the investigation of artistic creativity through performance.Learn More
Christopher Duggan runs a wedding photography and film studio in New York City and the Berkshires and is a well-respected dance photographer in Manhattan and beyond. Christopher has been the Festival Photographer for Jacob's Pillow Dance since 2006, and he has personally collaborated with a wide range of spectacular and talented artists.Learn More
Whitney Browne is a studio and street photographer living and working in NYC. Through portrait and candid shots, Whitney works from a place of empathy and grit to explore current culture by capturing the individuality of the people she encounters.Learn More
For aspiring professional and advanced amateur photographers with a working knowledge of digital photography and basic Photoshop or Lightroom, ages 18 and up. Younger applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
For more information contact Danielle Iwata at [email protected] or 413.243.9919 x127
Applications now accepted on a rolling basis. Please note on-campus housing is full. Applicants are now responsible for their own lodging.