Anna Pavlowa
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Arnold Genthe
American, about 1915
Gelatin silver bromide print
13 1/4 x 10 in.

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The Russian ballerina Anna Pavlowa (or Pavlova) so greatly admired Arnold Genthe's work that she made the unusual decision to visit his studio, rather than have him come to her rehearsals. The resulting portrait of the prolific dancer, leaping in mid-air, is the only photograph to capture Pavlowa in free movement. Genthe regarded this print as one of the best dance photographs he ever made.