2008 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize

Rafal Milach

Anzenberger Agency

01 January, 2007

Stanislaw Krawczyk (73) stands in a corridor leading to the arena at the former Julinek circus school. He was an acrobat for over 20 years. In the communist era, circus was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in Poland. Performers all came from this school. Since the 1990s, Julinek has been slowly dying. Now, the circus center that once employed up to 1,500 artists and technicians has closed due to financial problems.

About the photographer

Rafal Milach

Rafal is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, and the ITF Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic–where he cu...

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