Reflecting on Unwritten by OneYouthDancer

Performer at One Youth Dance's Unwritten, (c) Carole Edrich 2012

Performer at One Youth Dance’s Unwritten, (c) Carole Edrich 2012

I selected this photograph because the movement is clear and I love the young dancer’s expression. It’s the first in a series of shots I took some time ago at One Youth Dance. The organisation started in 2011 with a stated aim of ‘engaging underprivileged young people in high quality dance at a fraction of the normal price’. They’re doing well; after starting with just twelves dancers there are now around forty, all between eight and eighteen years old.

Sadly I didn’t take photos of them performing at the launch of Dance Photographer of the Year. I’ve since decided that I will take photos at events that I’m hosting, especially when those events celebrate the joys of photography!

Carole Edrich