Jordan Matter: Dancers among Us

New York city native Jordan Matter happens to be a great admirer of Henri Cartier-Bresson, and for a photographer who holds spontaneity dear to him, Jordan has more than enough reasons to smile about, in his photographic project, “Dancers among Us”. Over a period of three years (2009-11) Jordan teamed up with dancers of various dance companies like the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects, Elisa Monte Dance and others, to come up with images of spontaneous dance expressions in public locations across different cities in the USA. The striking poses of the dancers in each image are in stark contrast to the surroundings – humans, and the built environment. If you are having a bad (or good) day, this might just make you smile, or dance. Take a look.

Baltimore

Blue Bar, Miami

Classroom, Seattle

Over the track!

Apollo Theatre, Harlem

Space Needle, Seattle

Washington, D.C

Astoria, Queens

Half Moon Bay, California

Sarasota, Florida

Madison, Avenue, New York

VIP Heliport, New York

Street crossing, Chicago

New York Public Library

Times Square, New York

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mendhak

No difference between “dance on camera” and “dance for camera” :)

Matthew S
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Excellent!

Kaden
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Kaden

how lovely! I will have to look out for a camera guy and a dancer on the streets I walk

svelt
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svelt

Bravo mr. jordan matter, after looking at these i found your book on amazon, ordered it promptly.

tracy r
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I am awkward, at best. Everyone seems to be so good at it and when I try to dance it feels like im just jumping around (which I guess is part of it) but I still feel stupid trying to dance when everyone else seems like professionals. The pics are inspiring, but i know will never quite be in this league..

Agent 47
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Agent 47

…that over the track dance move is quite something…!

skychi99
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skychi99

As a teenager I didnt know many dance moves and it was pretty embarrassing. I took to it and never looked back,,, to dance is to celebrate the joy of life,,,lovely photographs.

Jeff
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Jeff

My son is 10 months old and loves to dance! He like the song “i like to move it” from Madagascar. He liked these pictures also!

dubmecrazy3
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dubmecrazy3

Look at the baby looking at the madison ave dancer…….

Disrae
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Disrae

really enjoyed looking at these,,and thats really the way to board a helicopter,, :)

Chesterdub
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Chesterdub

Gotaa love the times squarE train guy!

nathan
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nathan

I am a teenage dancer who dreams of teaching young people to dance. I would also like to own a dance company. Dancing is my greatest joy, and I can see that joy here in these pics.