Dance is the most vivid and visually engaging artform of them all, but what about the artists behind the scenes? It's brilliant to see dance live on stage, but it's made more accessible by dance photographers, who both document and create work.

This month, we asked Bachtrack dance writers to recommend their favourite dance photographers. Afterall, what better way to enjoy such a vivid artform than to celebrate those who make dance so visually accessible?

A team of four Bachtrack writers showcase six photographers around the world, both professional and amateur photographers alike. Some of our writers had already spoken with the photographers whose work they love, while others had always appreciated from a distance. We let our writers take the reigns on selecting images and interviewing the photographers they had chosen.

The result is a plethora of stunning images from a diverse range of photographers, each with a unique experience and approach to dance photography.

Carla Escoda spoke with her favourite dancer-turned-photographer Renata Pavam in San Francisco.

Jaime Robles shares the inspiration she draws from American photographer Jordan Matter.

Catherine Sutherland spoke to seventy-year-old photographer Joe Lambie, who works with Invertigo Dance Theatre and is based in Los Angeles.

Katja Vaghi looked at three of her favourite European photographers, choosing to write about Italian photographer Simone Ghera, London-based photographer Tom Medwell, and Cardiff-based photographer Sian Trenberth.