NYC Dance Project was created by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, who reside in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with two teenage ballet students. Ken is a prominent fashion/beauty photographer while Deborah brings to the project, a background in dance and editorial photography. They have created this site to showcase the breathtaking world of dance and dancers, based in the Big Apple. Ken’s passion for dance started when he was living in Paris and photographed dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet. His fashion work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and numerous other fashion magazines.
Deborah has been a dancer since she was 7. Her passion for this art has manifested its way into her photography. She began her photography career when she was injured as a dancer; photographing the rehearsals she could not participate in, due to her injury. After moving to New York City, working as a photo editor at magazines such as House & Garden, Mirabella and many others, she began shooting editorial work for Self, Health, Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple.
You're trying to strive for this perfection, but you still want people to get that illusion that your line never ends and that you never stop moving," American Ballet Dancer, Misty Copeland tells Harper's Bazaar
The photography power couple, Ken Browar and Deborah Ory have created an extraordinary collection of photographs depicting the beauty of dancers around the world, a body of work they call NYC Dance Project. The inspiration for the project began by decorating their 12-year-old daughter’s bedroom with dance images. They contacted one of the Principal dancers with American Ballet Theatre, Daniil Simkin asking to take some photographs. Word quickly spread about the photographers in the dance community and the project began. Just 2 years later, they had an award-winning book titled, “The Art of Movement”. The project features 300 photographs of more than 70 elite dancers from companies including New York City Ballet, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Royal Danish Ballet, Boston Ballet, the Royal Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet and more.
“Dance as an art form is bittersweet. On the one hand, its beauty is instantaneous and visceral, and on the other, it only exists in a very fleeting moment of ‘now’. That is part of the beauty and sadness of dance. What attracts me to photography is the beautiful balance between a passing moment in dance and one frozen in time…in a photograph that can live forever.” – Daniil Simkin, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Browar and Ory will premiere a selection of large format photographs from their book at Lanoue Gallery in Boston’s South End on June 15th. The artists will be available to meet with collectors at the gallery during SoWa’s First Fridayart stroll on July 6th, from 6-8pm. The exhibition will remain on view through July 29th.
The Art of Movement Exhibition
By NYC Dance Project photographers Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
CUSTOM WELDED FRAMES
NYC Dance Project's newest exhibition was produced on semi gloss dye sublimation and mounted in custom welded steel frames. Industrial, strong look that acts as an accent for each dancer. Each piece weighs approx. 60lbs. Contact us regarding getting your own custom welded frames.