Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
ARTHUR FINK

I document the work and energy that goes into dance -- not just the final performance. Being in the studio as dances are created, or as dancers prepare themselves, feels like being in a delivery room as children are being born. Amidst pain or anguish, tempered with rhythm and support, and bolstered with faith, new life emerges. It's physical, sometimes sensual, often spiritual. Too often this process is ignored, as image makers look only at the final result -- the dance.

Dancers, choreographers, and presenters work with me for various photography needs
* At a dress rehearsal or (with caution) at a performance — for publicity.
* In the studio as work is being developed, as part of the creative process.
* At festivals or workshops — to document how dancers develop, and to tell the story of your event.
* As part of a collaborative process, in which images or image making may be part of the piece itself.

I also teach workshops on
"Seeing Dance Like a Photographer"
"Photographing From Within"
"Photography as a Spiritual Practice"

I've another life as a consultant to non-profits, helping with vision, mission, governance, communication, and conflict. And I a vibrant keynote speaker and workshop or meeting facilitator.

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I Have Worked With

  • August 2015

    Photographer in residence (2005 - current)

  • October 2014

    Photographer in residence

  • August 2014

    Photographer

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Contact Information

First Name: 
ARTHUR
Job Title/Position: 
Dance photographer / Visual story teller
Fax: 
518-713-5722
Mailing Address: 
10 NEW ISLAND AVENUE
PEAKS ISLAND, ME 04108
Physical Address: 
145 NEWBURY STREET Floor 2
Portland, ME 04101
Last Name: 
FINK
Phone: 
207-615-5722

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Media - Digital
Year Founded: 
1981
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Professional Development / Training
Public Relations Services
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region
National
International

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000