I made this image at a youth dance performance. It's programs like this, programs that give urban youth the opportunity to experience mastery, teamwork, and deeply caring adults, that epitomize social change for me. Or perhaps "social hope" is the more apt phrase. Dance programs don't change public policies (is public policy the only source of true social change?), they change lives.

I dragged the shutter in this shot to capture the dynamism of the performance and abstract away from their bodies a bit. Personally, I think the shot works despite the hot spots - though maybe I should tone down those drums a bit.

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