Henry Leutwyler on Photographing the New York City Ballet

February 15, 2013

By Conor Risch

© Henry Leutwyler

While looks behind the scenes often serve to demystify, critique or break down the public face of a subject, Henry Leutwyler's photographs enhance the reader's appreciation for ballet in general, and the New York City Ballet company in particular. To see more images, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

For photographers, access to a subject equals opportunity. How photographers gain that access often depends on their intentions. Some aim simply to expose a subject for profit, and their access often comes through cold persistence and even underhandedness. But if a photographer seeks to translate or interpret something essential about that subject for his or her audience, real access most...

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