RUNWAY MAGAZINE 2023 – Photography Jennifer Katzman “Dance”. Dancers Martha Graham Dance Company: James Anthony and Kate Reyes.
Jennifer Katzman is a fashion and dance photographer from New York City. She created this Dance story with talented dancers of New York Martha Graham Dance Company James Anthony and Kate Reyes.
“I find that Photography is an incredibly creative and personal way to tell an intimate story and reveal the inner aesthetic of my subjects. I discovered fashion photography as a way to incorporate the artistry of fashion and personal expression with the beauty of the human form. For this photographic study of dance, I was drawn to dance photography as a way in which to better comprehend the form and movement of the body. Many of my images are inspired by my mentor, Arthur Elgort, for whom I was honored to intern. I find dance photography is very closely aligned with fashion photography regarding structure, movement, and appreciation of the human form. I am excited to share these images that portray the beauty of the human form in dance.”
Photographer Jennifer Katzman
James Anthony is a native New Yorker from the Bronx and a professional dancer in the Martha Graham Company. He always loved dance and fashion and finding ways to blend his two passions. He said, “although I started dancing at 19, I feel like I’m exactly where I need to be in my career. I’m hoping with my new modeling career, I can continue to bring dance into the fashion world.”
“I have been dancing since the age of 6. Currently, I am a dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company as well as Buglisi Dance Theater. Dance has always been a big part of my life. It is a way for me to speak loudly despite my tiny structure. As I get older, I find dance gives back to the community in a way that spreads joy and inspiration. That is needed now more than ever.” Kate Reyes
This beautiful dance story is a story of passion, creativity, grace and elegance – the primary components of this magic brew we call “fashion”.