Graduation Year

Spring 2013

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Susan Rankaitis

Reader 2

Ken Gonzales-Day

Rights Information

© 2013 Avantika Saraogi


Art and Dance: Sediments, Segments, and Movement (A&D) is a series of photographs that studies dance movement, with the added element of flour to exaggerate and exhibit motion. A&D captures the different styles of dance out of their usual context, so that the actual movement becomes the central focus. This paper on the other hand provides the academic foundation for the artwork. It traces the history of dance photography as a genre. It not only sheds light on the photographic techniques that were used, but also how dance photography has evolved as an art form in its own right. The paper also presents my inspiration for the project and explains how those sources have influenced my images.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.