Elizabeth Bick at Aurelia Gallery

Elizabeth Bick, Movement Studies XXXIV (2017), archival inkjet print

In Movement Studies, photographer Elizabeth Bick records the movement of people in public spaces in rhythmic images that draw parallels between urban motion, performance, and dance. A former dancer, Bick began exploring the correlations in the performative ways we publicly present ourselves as a New York street photographer in 2013, after graduating from Yale University.

“I photograph found urban facades that I position as stages, and pedestrians as performers — some consciously staged; most unconsciously so,” she said in a statement. “I am particularly drawn to spaces and people that are naturally theatrical.”