I spent an evening photographing dance classes for the Chronicle of Higher Education at Simmons College, one of the Colleges of the Fenway, for a story about colleges sharing costs across institutions to provide more services and classes to students. The participants in these tap and jazz classes are students from the 6 separate colleges that make up the the Colleges of the Fenway consortium.
This was one of the most challenging shoots I've had in recent memory. It was a bit like covering a sport without goals or out-of-bounds in a poorly lit room: there was no way to anticipate the action and no safe spot to put my lights. Tap dancing in an enclosed space is also incredibly loud, so it was difficult to direct the portrait I needed to take.
Thanks as always to Erica at the Chronicle for another great assignment.