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HPM 2016 Dates Announced!

The canadian roulette 6th How Philly Moves community dance photo sessions will be held September 30 – October 2.

Please share the signup form with Philadelphians who love to dance

HPM 2016 Dates Announced!

How Philly Moves –

Save the date!

The 6th How Philly Moves community dance photo session will be held on the weekend of September 30 – October 2.

Sign up:

If you’re interested in participating in HPM 2016, whether by dancing or by helping out, please sign up here.

Spread the word:

We’d love your help in reaching out to Philadelphians who love to dance. That’s the only criteria. Please spread the word and send folks our way.

What’s it all about?

As a reminder of how magical these events are, check out this beautiful video by Ellen Reynolds from HPM 2014:

Help make it happen: 

HPM is a community project of JJ Tiziou Photography. JJ’s got a little bit of support for this kind of work via a small network of sustainers, but has funded most of his community projects via wedding photography and other commercial work. That’s not easy to do, and that’s why right now HPM is happening only every two years.

If you’d like to help more of this work happen, please consider making a contribution or becoming a sustainer of JJ Tiziou Photography’s community projects via his fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas.

HPM 2014 reportback

The most recent incarnation of How Philly Moves was pretty magical; this short film by Ellen Reynolds should give you a sense of it:

Over the course of three days in December, JJ photographed ~125 Philadelphians dancing. As always, no directions were given, no moments were posed… the images were simply made in response to their movement, trying to convey a sense of their energy.

How Philly Moves –

“Wonderful :-) Well organized, joyous, expectant, delight- full, community building, fullfilling… and I haven’t even seen the photos.”  –Susannah

Check out the images:

A quick preview of the results is in this gallery.

In the past, JJ’s promised each of the dancers a single free high res download of the image of their choice, but this year he announced that every single frame would be available as part of his million picture giveaway.

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What’s next for How Philly Moves?

You can follow @HowPhillyMoves on Twitter or JJ Tiziou Photography on Facebook for more updates.

As to when the next round of shoots will happen, that depends a lot on funding.  How Philly Moves is a project of JJ‘s, not an organization in itself; it doesn’t have it’s own dedicated revenue stream.

This most recent shoot was self-produced, mostly funded by JJ’s wedding photography & other commercial work, with a little bit of help from his community sustainers.

JJ is hoping to grow his pool of monthly sustainers in order to be able to do more of this type of work. The best way to help is to join them!

How Philly Moves –

“My experience with volunteering and dancing was fascinating, wonderful, fulfilling, transformational and joyous.” –Cliff


Check out the rest of the images here.

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