Michiyo And Dancers Philip Trager Analysis

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As art developed and changed, the improvement of technology and the continuity of innovation were integrated into art. The relationship between photography and art has became increasingly integrated. Photography was adopted as one of the mediums to document, extend, and even immortalize dance. Philip Trager was one of the photographers that was at the forefront of this revolution. In discussing the emergence and development of Trager as one of the most accomplished and acknowledged photographers of the twentieth century, this paper focuses on his photograph: Michiyo and Dancers (1988). The choice of the photograph is influenced by the clarity and high definition it embodies, and its representativeness of his human-subject photos that show the …show more content…
He earned his degree at Wesleyan University and later attended Columbia University School of Law. While he started photography as a hobby, Trager left his legal career in 1992 to pursue photography exclusively. He has published several books and has shown how different subjects, human flesh, and stone and concrete can be complementarily understood if they are filtered through the sensibilities of artists. Unlike other artists, who perceive and treat different subjects differently, Trager’s adoption of human subjects was not a departure from images of architecture and the representation of monolithic structures. Instead through the adoption of human subjects grabbed in midflight, he integrated …show more content…
His works show passion and skill rarely seen in photographers and their works. Such images that transform the physical world into moments of brightness and clarity are unique because of the medium he uses. Trager recorded both small and big details of the dancers in Michio and Dancers (1988), and this makes the photo appear more realistic. The use of contrast also helps in defining and bringing to light details that would otherwise have remained

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