As part of the SHOOT! Featured tango photography project, our aim is to recognise the talent and skill of tango photographers around the world by presenting their favourite image on Tangofolly.
This month we feature a very special photo and perhaps one of our, all-time favourite photos of ‘tango culture’. A collage of personalities, emotions, expression and positive energy, it is a pleasure to look at each beautiful face in turn. And I am reminded of the joy tango brings.
The performers, Sebastian Achaval and Roxana Suarez, entertain the audience during the Lodz Tango Salon Festival 2015.
The shot was taken by the tango photographer, Elzbieta Petryka, using a Panasonic Lumix DX7 camera.
We asked Elzbieta why she loves this image:
“Artists say that the audience is a co-creator of the overal performance. I sometimes wonder about this statement. Would the performance be different if the audience reacted differently or did not react at all? This photo shows the direct interaction between dancers and audience. Here the audience is no longer just a background.”
Why are the audience laughing?
“I do not know why they laugh. For a moment I thought I should find the recording and check but then I realized that I do not want to know. Let this be a mystery.”
Got a favourite photo?
Amateur or professional, if you would like to feature an image email the Folly Crew in the fist instance.
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