Gratuitous Shot

Copyright (c) 2009 by Flickr user Erin_M.

Copyright (c) 2009 by Erin McCann. Republished with permission.

Local photog Erin McCann was running around backstage at Montgomery College’s performing arts center Saturday night when she snapped this photo of young performers waiting for their moment in the spotlight.

“They were being led from a staging area across the hall to another off-stage hall, and then through the door to the stage,” she said of the girls, who were performing a bhangra-based salute to Bollywood. “This was taken right before they went through that door.”

With one click of her camera, McCann captured the apprehension, anxiety and delirium that percolates behind the curtain. She expects to post more backstage pics to her Flickr photostream next week.

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Erin McCann. Reprinted with permission.

Updated Nov 9, 2009, to add Erin’s last name to the attribution and copyright. — JD

2 Responses to “Gratuitous Shot”

  1. Chip Py says:

    Erin M is not only a great photographer but is also a crusader for Photographers Rights. See her here testifying before a Congressional Hearing in which John Porcari ,Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation and Gary W. Schenkel, Director of Federal Protection Services get taken to the wood shed by Congressman Eleanor Holmes Norton for the harrasment of photographers in front of the Department of transportation Office Building and other government buildings in which federal security guards tell photographers that it is illegal to take pictures of government buildings.

    Erin runs the DC Photo Rights Group on Flickr. This group was started during Silver Spring photo rights debacle of a few years ago and under her leadership has taken action not only with government buildings but also with other publicly funded shopping centers including Union Station.

  2. brh says:

    Great photo!

    Chip, thanks for that info – always good to know who’s looking out for the artists in the community, and how to get involved…

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