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Elizabeth Bick: Contrapposto

Elizabeth Bick is a photographer influenced by her training in classical and modern dance. Since Fall 2021, Bick has been the Area Head of Photography at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. The Halsey Institute will present ongoing bodies of work by Bick. Work made in New York City and Rome reflects on the rhythms, performances, and nuances that unfold in public space. Bick’s photographic practice includes a prolonged gaze in a specific place—a street corner, the Pantheon—where she can observe dramatic movement and light and shadow as they become a spectacle through her lens. Pedestrians are choreographed dancers and sidewalks are stages in Bick’s rumination on the presentation of self.