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Dance Photographer of the Year

Posted on May 2, 2013

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dpoty-square-ish-for-facebookThe search is on! Dance Photographer of the Year opens to entries on Saturday, May 11, and is looking for the best, the most creative, the most thoughtful and the most enthusiastic dance photographers in the world.

There are three categories in the competition: under 13 years, 14–19 years and the adult category for 20 years and above. Photographers can enter as individuals or as groups and prizes include trips to photograph dance in Malaga, Egypt and Argentina. For more information, click here.

Founder Carole Edrich explains: “Dance Photographer of the Year has several objectives. I want to nurture and promote photographic talents wherever they can be found. I also want to help people use dance to showcase these talents and the passions, pastimes, cultures and societies that bring life and context to the dance.

“But I’m playing this for a much longer game. I want to use the profits made from the competition to finance workshops and training in dance photography – along with new cameras – for those who might not otherwise have a way to express themselves.”

The judges of Dance Photographer of the Year include Darcey Bussell, Tommy Franzén and the editors of Dancing Times and Dance Today. The competition opens on May 11 and closes in September. See for more information.

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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