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When she lifted her leg or spread her arms in graceful designs, she cut through somuch air.Her body itself enhanced every classical movement. This simple shot has been one ofmy favorites formany years.”


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EllenAppel “I began to take snapshots ofmy daughterswith one of the primitive point-and-shoot cameras. Mymotherwas a photographer and even- tually gaveme one of her old SLR cameras. Soon I started taking the photographs for theAtlanta Ballet company, and I have been taking dance pictures steadily since then. I guess the next best thing to actu- ally being a dancer is to take pictures of dancers and the art form.”


1. “The dancer’s bodies are so beautiful. I took this photo long ago of this gorgeous dancer.Her legs and armswere so long and lovely.


2. “I love being around dancers. They are so delicate and yet incredi- bly strong. Themen have developedmuscles to jump, lift thewomen and great balance not to topple overwith them. It is like a boxer training to fight or an athlete training for his sport. Sometimes I


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