My name is Rachel Boscov and I am an aspiring sports photographer and dancer. To me, sports photography is more than just capturing action and movement; it is about telling a story. I have been studying the photographic subject of movement since my AP photography class in high school, and the grace and agility of any athlete still takes my breath away. Athletes make their actions seem flawless and effortless, but there is an entire story behind the exact moment I capture. There may have been pain and struggling both mentally and physically, elation and celebration, self-doubt, courageousness, or self-sacrifice. I have taken sports psychology and the history of sport so I can connect to my subject (both sports as a whole and the athlete individually) on a more meaningful level.
I also hope to combine my love of sports and dance by conducting a study that proves the positive effects and benefits of dance on athletes. I have been dancing for nineteen years, but in addition to being a dancer I am also a horseback rider, tennis player, and skier. I have noticed over time that it has been easy for me to pick up other sports and that I have never sustained a major injury; I contribute this to dance. It is my belief that everything is dance. I began a campaign with this slogan last year at another university (along with other dancers). If one compares pictures or movies of dancers and other athletes side-by-side the similarities are endless. As mentioned above I want to prove my theory about dance in relation to other sports and design a dance program for professional athletes.