Can Photographers Dance?

Interesting question but at least for one photographer, the answer lies on the African continent, away from other photographers prying cameras.

Since 2007 David Pace has been regularly visiting Burkina Faso and out of those visits has come a number of bodies of work from the Tabtenga Quarry, Portraits from Bereba, where he lives while visiting and Kiosks. David’s most recent work is titled “Friday Night” and brings an intimate look at the Friday night dances in Bereba. Whether you like to dance or not, these photographs put you on the dance floor and partner you with revelers lost in the music.

You can see a representative sample of David’s in-country work in this months aCurator Magazine‘s feature “David Pace: Burkina Faso”. A collection of his Kiosk photographs can be found in his book, “Burkina Faso Kiosks” available through Blurb. And you can always visit his web site at

I have been friends with David for over 2 decades and am familiar with his intelligent easy going nature that makes anyone, including the locals of Bereba, warm up to him. He is also a talented musician, so you know the man has rhythm but…

I still don’t know if this photographer can dance!

Friday Night 6317 © David Pace

Friday Night 7660 – © David Pace

Sharing some photographic time with David Pace:


  1. Looks like you both dance beautifully!

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