"Carey Kirkella’s accidental photography series Dance Recital began when she visited her step-mother, a dance teacher, backstage before a performance; her innate ability to capture these young girls at once acting both supremely childish and frighteningly mature can be seen in every image within the series. Not too sweet and not too sad, Dance Recital brings back the best memories of childhood and has been lauded by PDNRussian Esquire, Lenscratch and most recently, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, NYC" - Jenkins Johnson Gallery