My name is William Frederking. I have been photographing dance in Chicago since 1990, and for over thirty years, I was a member of the Photography faculty at Columbia College Chicago.
I retired from Columbia College Chicago in 2017 and now am enjoying working full-time on my digital dance archive as well as a photographic project to document contemporary Chicago dancers entitled Dancer Portraits. This project has been a collaboration with various organizations that have provided me with studio space so that I may photograph professional dancers at no cost. I will include these photographs in my archive with the goal of documenting and preserving images of contemporary professional Chicago dancers.
Prints of images from the archive and from the Dancer Portrait project on my website are being offered for sale, and will support the continuation of both projects.
I hope you enjoy these images and will consider purchasing prints so that I may continue this work and preserve images of the Chicago dance community.