Photo Gallery: Dancers Among Us


Jordan Matter’s extensive series Dancers Among Us documents professionally-trained dancers using their extraordinary talents in ordinary situations and settings around New York City. Matter shoots everywhere from Harlem to the Natural History Museum to the Highline, on an apparent mission to take a picture of a dancer everywhere in the city. “Strangely,” he says, “I find the persistence of Chumbawamba’s ‘Tubthumping’ an apt anthem for my approach to my Dancers Among Us photographs. When I ask to shoot somewhere, I get turned down, but I ask again. And again. And then I sneak in! And get kicked out.” Well, as much as we think “Chumbawamba” shouldn’t really be uttered in the same sentence as “art,” we’re glad Matter was persistent. See even more Dancers Among Us and the rest of Matter’s work on his website.