Photography Exhibit: Pas de trois by Jingzi Zhao
The photography series Pas de trois will feature Jingzi Zhao's ongoing collaboration with Xuan Cheng and Brian Simcoe, two principals from Oregon Ballet Theater. These images celebrate motivation, artistry, and creative alchemy created over the last three years.
There will be an artist reception on Sunday, February 12, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. before the evening performance of Young Americans.
Jingzi was born in Shanghai, living and working on four continents before making a home in the beautiful pacific northwest. She has been a professional photographer since 2005— photographing what she loves: people, dance, and stories.
In 2011 and 2012, she lived in Argentina, where she was inspired by performing artists' passion and hard work. She shifted her work to the capture of dance and theater. She photographed theater and dance productions at the Teatro Regio and the Teatro San Martin in Buenos Aires. After returning to Oregon, she continued the pursuit of dance and theater photography through her work with many performing arts organizations in the greater Portland area.
Her dance photography work has been featured in gallery exhibitions and acquisitions in Portland and Seattle. She is a 1st place category winner and a two-time grand prize finalist of the Pas De Deux Dance Photography Contests. She is also a proud recipient of multiple project grants from the Regional Arts and Cultural Council.
Jingzi enjoys world travel, hiking, paddle boarding, and tango dancing.
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