2008 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize

Rafal Milach

Anzenberger Agency

01 January, 2007

Mieczyslaw Grzebieniowski (79) worked as a circus performer for over 30 years, and taught at the Julinek circus school in Poland. In the communist era, circus was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the country. Performers all came from the Julinek 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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