Harald Schrader, a formally trained photographer and long-time Princeton resident, studied in Berlin and Hannover in Germany. He began his career photographing still life and architecture. He honed his craft in portrait photography, acting as first assistant to Mary Ellen Mark in New York City and Dieter Eikelpoth in Düsseldorf and London. He has been especially fascinated by the challenge of depicting the human form in movement, resulting in his passion for photographing the performing arts, dance in particular. Harald also thrives on discovering new cultures and languages. He has collaborated with performing and visual artists in Italy, Germany, the U.S.A. and Canada.