Steven Weisz
Art Imagined

Art Imagined

As the founder of and the Dance Journal, photography was initially a means for me to capture and record dance and movement in the Philadelphia region. But it has become so much more! It is a process by which I can tell stories, champion social concerns, and explore the world around me.  I am fascinated by how images can capture fleeting moments in time and yet stir emotions and create impact. An image can create unexpected, accidental, and coincidental connections giving a view into new realms. I find myself most intrigued by the range of human expression through the arts and through movement. The richness of diverse cultures, its people, customs, celebrations, food, and connections to our planet has allowed me to capture life and nature as it unfolds and our shared humanity.

In 2019, my photos were selected to be part of the National Archive for Stonewall @50.  STONEWALL@ 50 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which took place June 28–30, 1969. The Stonewall Riots marked a pivotal moment in the struggle for queer liberation in the USA.

I was also a finalist in a Juror selection of photos for Philadelphia Reveal and was displayed at Art Gallery in City Hall, Philadelphia

More recently, I have had the privilege of becoming a member of Photographers Without Borders, a community of great visual storytellers and inspiring changemakers, creating important social impact around the world.