The Photography of Degas' Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by lou_meluso, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. A short video HERE
    Lee Ewing, National Gallery of Art photographer, explores the challenges of photographing Edgar Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. The only sculpture that Degas exhibited during his lifetime.
  2. There's a bronze of this at the Clark Institute in Williamstown, Mass., which used to be free (but now requires admission fee), and at least used to be photographable. The interaction of people with the sculpture is very interesting to watch.
  3. One must be a bit discreet, and no flash allowed. Way long ago I got a few hip shots with a Rollei 35 and probably tri x.
  4. Louis, thanks! Very interesting. I love this sculpture. I'm a CAI member and caught a photo of it a few months back.
  5. Thanks for the responses, guys. Some folks don't realize the thoughtful and sensitive approach used to photograph sculpture well. It's a unique, and often wonderful, aspect of museum studio photography.

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