Documentary Photography – Circus, California, USA

Hoops
This teenage performer kept challenging herself by adding more hoops.

This documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Social Documentary Photographer and Educator Norma I Quintana.

 

These images taken in California are part of a 10 year project “Circus a Traveling Life” by Norma I Quitana.

 

LINEUP: A family affair.

Line up
A family affair.

Luciana

Luciana

EKATERINA Russian contortionist who continues to perform and now with Cirque du Soliel

Ekaterina
Russian contortionist who continues to perform and now with Cirque du Soliel

 

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GRAND ENTRANCE: Back stage shot from behind the curtain!

Grand Entrance

Performer in a Wig

Performer in a Wig

Circus Debutante Teenage circus performer getting ready.

Circus Debutante
Teenage circus performer getting ready.

 

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Performer with Police A series of police officers came to check in.

Performer with Police
A series of police officers came to check in.

Aerial Flyers These 3 performers were all flyers.

Aerial Flyers
These 3 performers were all flyers.

Chandelier Act This performer was a member of a Chinese juggling group. They would spin plates and juggle chandeliers.

Chandelier Act
This performer was a member of a Chinese juggling group. They would spin plates and juggle chandeliers.

 

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In the Wings Being backstage and waiting to perform.

In the Wings
Being backstage and waiting to perform.

Cinching Up Adjusting costumes was a constant affair.

Cinching Up
Adjusting costumes was a constant affair.

Carmen

Carmen

 

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Apprentice Girl This young girl was a circus apprentice from Russia. Her dedication was evident in seeing her stretch on a daily basis.

Apprentice Girl
This young girl was a circus apprentice from Russia. Her dedication was evident in seeing her stretch on a daily basis.

Matinee Shadow Children were always in the back of the house.

Matinee Shadow
Children were always in the back of the house.

Dressing Trailer The trailer housed all the costumes which were in constant repair.

Dressing Trailer
The trailer housed all the costumes which were in constant repair.

 

See also:

Circus a Traveling Life

Book by Norma I Quintana

 


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