Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Pictures of the Year, 2013

[Over 13 days, from December 20-January 2, we will be publishing the best live performance photos or promo shots of the year. We began choosing them by considering the 50 Pictures of the Week we published in 2013. The most difficult decisions involved cutting that down to ten photos and two runners-up. However when it came to deciding Picture of the Year, which we'll reveal January 2, the decision was obvious almost from the moment we originally published the photo. As we show you each photo in this holiday series, we will also share with you what we wrote about it at the time. Enjoy! [and help us spread the word about this magnificent art form: performing arts photography!]

Good keeeerist we get some awful promo photos when Fringe season comes around (and if we were meaner people we'd show you some of them). But because we like to point to the fine, have a look at this stunning promo shot (photographer unknown) of Leslie Baker for Fuck You! You fucking perv!, now playing the Montreal Fringe. The title, the photo and the PR seem to represent the unpleasant subject of Ms Baker's play well: the damage caused by premature and traumatic sexualization.

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