After a successful career as a professional dancer/choreographer, Dawn Watson shifted her artistic practice to fine art photography, finding affinity in the visual storytelling offered by both live performance and the photographic image. Watson’s photographic renderings continue to explore transformation through form, space, light, movement and storytelling, as she did as a performer.
Watson’s solo exhibitions include the Griffin Museum of Photography and The Los Angeles Center for Photography. Her work has been seen in juried exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including the Salon des Beaux Arts/Paris, Center for Fine Art Photography, Davis-Orton Gallery, Tilt Gallery, Tang Teaching Museum. Features online and in print include amongst others Diffusion X Magazine, Elizabeth Avedon Journal, Lenscratch, SXSE Magazine and What Will You Remember. Her work is held in private collections and is on permanent display at The Lodge at Woodloch.
Watson graduated with Honors in Dance from Skidmore College and has studied photography at ICP, Maine Media and Santa Fe Workshops among others. She was a member of Find Your Vision/Sandi Haber Fifield critique workshop from 2012-2022. Based in Hastings on Hudson, NY, Watson continues her long association as board member of regional environmental organization Scenic Hudson.