2008 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, Stories, 1st prize
Photographer

Rafal Milach

Anzenberger Agency

01 January, 2007

For most of his career retired circus artiste Jozef Maksymiuk (59) performed as a clown. During the communist era, circus was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in Poland. Polish performers worked with the most prestigious outfits in the world. They 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.

About

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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