NYC Dance Project was created by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, who live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (with two teenage ballet students). Ken is a renowned fashion/beauty photographer and Deborah brings to the project a background in dance and editorial photography. They have created this site to showcase the wonderful world of dance and dancers, centered in New York City. Ken’s passion for dance began when he lived in Paris and photographed dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet. His fashion work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and many other European fashion magazines.
Deborah has been a dancer since age 7, and her passion for this art is evident in her photography. She began her photography career while injured as a dancer; photographing the rehearsals she could not be in due to her injury. After moving to New York City, working as a photo editor at magazines such as House & Garden, Mirabella and others, she began shooting editorial work for Self, Health, Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple.
NYC Dance Project is a collaboration between Deborah and Ken, merging their experiences and creative passions to create unique and beautiful portraits of the dance community. The project is not only a collaboration between the photographers, but also with their subjects. Each shoot is prepared as though it were it's own dance production, with attention paid to every detail - movement, lighting and the feeling of each photograph.
NYC Dance Project has been featured in many magazines including Harper's Bazaar, Italian Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue and Glamour. Their work has been featured internationally in press, such as CNN, The Guardian, The London Times, Washington Post, Today.com, Elle.com, Huffington Post, Hasselblad and many others. The Art of Movement was published on October 25, 2016 and won an International Photography Award for best book. The book features over 70 dancers in it and is a 300 page coffee table book. They are currently working on their second book, which will be published by Rizzoli. The work is represented by the Holden Luntz Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida and by the Lanoue Gallery in Boston. The work has also been exhibited at the "Dance on Camera" festival at Lincoln Center in the Furman Gallery.
All photographs appearing on this site are the property of Ken Browar and Deborah Ory for NYC Dance Project. They are protected by US Copyright laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Ken Browar and Deborah Ory. Copyright © 2018 NYC Dance Project, All rights reserved.