Ailey Ascending
Chronicle Books 2008

Ailey Ascending is a book of Andrew Eccles' stunning photography of the Alvin
Ailey American Dance Theater on their fiftieth anniversary. The artistic director,
Judith Jamison, wanted to express upward motion and the spiraling growth that
Company has been enjoying, so I drew and incorporated swirls into the text pages.
Otherwise I let the beauty and juxtaposition of the images tell the story of this
remarkable company.