- Publish Date: September 27, 2016
- Format: Hardcover
- Category: Performing Arts - Dance - Classical & Ballet
- Publisher: Rizzoli
- Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11-1/2
- Pages: 144
- US Price: $39.95
- CDN Price: $50.00
- ISBN: 978-0-8478-4971-0
"When I first met Misty Copeland years ago, she shared with me that she'd been told that she doesn't have a ballerina's body. Well, the 95 stunning portraits in the new book MISTY COPELAND prove how wrong that opinion was."
—Gayle King for O, The Oprah Magazine
"[Misty Copeland is] a collection of images taken in studio sessions over a span of four years that elegantly captures the beauty, grace, sensuality, strength and athleticism of its subject as she took the dance, fashion and entertainment worlds by storm."
"[A] collaborative collection of images that celebrate the most well-known force in 21st-century ballet as she jumps, twists and stares powerfully into the camera."
"This book is an exceptional partnership between the sensitive eye of the photographer and the magnificence, passion, and generosity of his subject."
"Featuring a foreword by Copeland herself and a mesmerizing array of portraits captured between 2011 and 2014, the tome boasts plenty for its namesake’s now-worldwide fan base to consume and enjoy..."
—Manhattan & Beach Magazine
"Misty Copeland by Gregg Delman is the photographer's ode to the dancer, who is captured in dozens of magnificent poses so inspiring, we're seriously considering taking some ballet classes."
"New York based Photographer Gregg Delman has teamed up with famed ballerina Misty Copeland to produce a book of her beautiful moves. The images are very artistic and a continuation of Copeland being a great role model for young ladies of color."
"Their [photoshoot] sessions resulted in 95 intimate portraits now showcased in Delman’s book Misty Copeland, out earlier this week from Rizzoli."
—New York Magazine, The Cut
"Since becoming the first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland has become a cultural phenomenon, and Delman's arresting pictures capture her sinewy power and grace."
"Gregg Delman gives an intimate look into the life of Misty Copeland in this collection of artful photographs..."
"Misty Copeland is one of the most famous dancers in the world and this is only her first authorized collection of photography. It captures several years of Copeland at rehearsal, in performance and in life via the work of photographer Gregg Delman. [This project is] classy, distinguished and well worth the wait. —Broadway Direct