Shall We Dance artwork for Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books / Brian Lanker

Chronicle Books / Photographer Brian Lanker

Shall We Dance

Shall We Dance is the result of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker’s year of travel across the United States, documenting dance in all its styles (from tap to tango, salsa to swing) and dancers he encountered.

The project began as a photo-essay for National Geographic and expanded into a vast documentary project. Shall We Dance celebrates dance’s diversity of culture and capacity to express every emotion imaginable. The book features a foreword by legendary writer, and former dancer, Maya Angelou.