Lucy Gray Balancing Acts Book and Exhibition

                                                      Balancing Acts, by Lucy Gray Published by Princeton Architectural Press

                                                      Balancing Acts, by Lucy Gray Published by Princeton Architectural Press

We are proud to have assisted San Francisco photographer Lucy Gray with all of the scanning and image adjustment for her recent book Balancing Acts published by Princeton Architectural Press. 

Sixteen years ago, photographer and mother Gray decided to create a series of images that would capture the experience of working motherhood. A chance encounter with a prima ballerina at the market led her to the world of the San Francisco Ballet and the dancers who balanced their onstage careers with their roles as mothers.

Over the course of 15 years, Gray photographed three ballerinas who had children -- Katita Waldo, Tina LeBlanc, and Kristin Long. The photographer followed these women as they navigated motherhood and the professional dance world -- pumping during breaks backstage, dancing while pregnant, and playing with their children after curtain call.