2008 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize

Rafal Milach

Anzenberger Agency

01 January, 2007

Retired circus artiste Jozef Maksymiuk (59) at home dressed in one of his old costumes. In the communist era, circus was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in Poland. Performers all came from a circus school in Julinek. 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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