Description at the back: The Perth Amboy High School Class of 1965 Reunion at the Clarion Hotel, Edison, New Jersey. USA, 2000.
Photographer: Ellis (Eli) Reed
"This is such a great picture in so many ways. With the crowd huddled around in the background it allows the eye to go straight to the dance floor where the main focus is. The lighting fits perfectly. The background is dimly lit and the foreground where the eyes attention immediately goes is very well lit. The black and white effect is very effective on this shot and draws emphasis to their age and I think that the black and white goes great with the idea that they are going back in time and celebrating their high school reunion." quoted from charyssaparent.wordpress.com.
Ellis (Eli) Reed (1946), American photographer and photojournalist. Reed was the first full-time black photographer employed by Magnum Agency and the author of several books, including Black In America. His received Lucie Foundation Award for Documentary Photography in 2011.