The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater joins the Booxie Select Royalties Program – an exclusive program open to photographers and visual artists specifically selected by Booxie. Booxies ordered through the Select Program are available in the standard 4.25” square size and also in an exclusive 8″ square size. In line with the unparalleled quality of the printed Booxie, both Select sizes are professionally printed with a soft cover featuring superior high-grade luster-finish premium photo paper and ‘stitch-free’ binding.
Exclusive Photo Books From Alvin Ailey Photographer Andrew Eccles
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” grew from a now‐fabled March 1958 performance in New York that changed forever the perception of American dance. Founded by Alvin Ailey, recent posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation’s highest civilian honor – and guided by Judith Jamison beginning in 1989, the Company is now led by Robert Battle, whom Judith Jamison chose to succeed her on July 1, 2011. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has performed for an estimated 25 million people in 71 countries on 6 continents – as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms – promoting the uniqueness of the African‐American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance tradition.
The Ailey organization also includes Ailey II (founded in 1974), a second performing company of emerging young dancers and innovative choreographers; The Ailey School (1969), one of the most extensive dance training programs in the world; Ailey Arts in Education & Community Programs, which brings dance into the classrooms, communities, and lives of people of all ages; and Ailey Extension (2005), a program offering dance and fitness classes to the general public, which began with the opening of Ailey’s permanent home—the largest building dedicated to dance in New York City, the dance capital of the world —named The Joan Weill Center for Dance, at 55th Street at 9th Avenue in New York City. For more information, visit AlvinAiley.org.
About Andrew Eccles
Andrew Eccles grew up in Toronto and moved to New York City in 1983 where he landed a three-year apprenticeship with Annie Leibovitz before becoming a professional photographer himself. He’s been shooting celebrities, models, athletes, politicians, musicians, and dancers ever since.
Over the past 33 years Andrew’s work has appeared in countless magazines and advertisements domestically and abroad. He has received numerous awards from both the Society of Publication Designers and Communication Arts. American Photography Magazine named Andrew “One of the 100 Most Important People in the Industry” in 1998. Andrew’s first book, Ailey Ascending, was published in 2008 and celebrates The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 50th anniversary, solidifying Andrew’s longtime collaboration with the Company.
“I’ve taken so many photographs of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s exquisite dancers that have seldom been seen. These special edition Booxies are a wonderful way to share this rare archive of photographs with a whole new audience. The quality of the paper and the printing is extremely impressive and I like the idea of being able to create specific collections of photos by theme, place or even by dancer.” – Andrew Eccles
Exclusive Photo Books From Award-Winning Landscape Photographer Sean Bagshaw
Sean Bagshaw is an outdoor photographer, digital image developing enthusiast, and photography educator based in Ashland, Oregon. In the 1980s and 1990s, he did some rock climbing and mountaineering and enjoyed being the expedition photographer. Over time he became an avid student of the art of photography and his expeditions are to photograph mountains instead of climb them – he now spends several months a year on a quest for magical light. The capture of the image in the camera and developing it with artistic intent are given equal importance and attention on the path to the final piece. We think you will agree that these stunning images are worth collecting for yourself and are pleased to offer them as our first Booxie Select products. Follow Sean at www.outdoorexposurephoto.com as well as on Facebook, Instagram, Google + and Twitter.
“As a photographer, I love that Booxies can be shared and viewed online, but as a fan of the printed image, it is wonderful that people can order, collect and enjoy them as I always envisioned – outside the virtual environment. The quality of the paper, color and detail is beautiful.” – Sean Bagshaw