Tradition Stepped in Stone

Sometimes it's fun to photograph things that you aren't able to do yourself — sports, horseback riding, or oftentimes, dancing.

I am not a coordinated person. Just ask my boyfriend. He's constantly pulling me out of the way of oncoming people in the store, as I have little depth perception and slow reaction timing. It only gets worse when I have a shopping cart.

So, I really enjoy watching step shows because there's no way I could move like that.

I've been photographing a lot of the step shows the NPHC sororities and fraternities put on lately. I really enjoy the culture that goes into these events.

I wrote a blog post earlier in the year about the controversy surrounding some pictures The Maneater ran about a step show earlier in the year. When I went into photographing the show this time, though, I just did my thing. And those pictures were going to run and there was nothing negative that could be said about it. And that's all I have to say about that.

Photographs copyright © Katie Currid 2010. All rights reserved.