Lake Charles Civic Ballet

"Resonating Fields" — Lois Greenfield’s Dance Photography Exhibit

Guest Writer: Angie Dilmore

Photo by Cameron Durham

The City of Lake Charles and 1911 Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center are currently hosting a traveling exhibit called “Resonating Fields,” by photographer Lois Greenfield. Since 1973, Greenfield has been photographing dancers in action. Her work celebrates the art of movement, capturing the grace and beauty of dance in its many forms.


Members of the Lake Charles Civic Ballet are particularly excited about this show. Greenfield’s work inspires and impresses them. They know well the difficulty of the portrayed movements. Photographer Cameron Durham practices his craft all around town, including the ballet studio.

Photo by Cameron Durham

This seventeen-year-old home-schooled senior volunteers as a photographer for the Lake Charles Civic Ballet. Cameron has been studying photography and taking pictures for about four years. Many of his photographs can be found here on the ballet blog.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Cameron at the reception for Greenfield’s exhibit. He appreciates movement in photography and admired Greenfield’s talent for freeze-framing motion. We discussed the challenges of photographing dance. Lighting is important, as well as timing. “The right moment only exists for one thousandth of a second. It’s very hard to catch,” says Cameron. But he says his greatest challenge in dance photography is “getting the right angle so that it looks like it does on stage.”
Photo by Danley Romero
Cameron aspires to be a professional photographer. “I’ve devoted too much time to photography for it to only be a hobby,” he says. “My dream is to be an editorial photographer.”
Expect more of Cameron’s photography here as he hangs out with the LCCB dancers while they diligently prepare for their ambitious March 2012 production of The Sleeping Beauty.
Lois Greenfield’s show, “Resonating Fields,” can be seen at 1911 Historic City Hall through November 12.


Pictured in photos: 
top-Lady Holly Hathaway Kaough, Mayor Randy Roach
middle-Lady Holly, Adrian Durham, Addie Saucier, Elizabeth Gates
bottom-Cameron Durham


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