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Antonin Kratochvil

Circus Sideshow

Antonin Kratochvil
Author: Antonin Kratochvil, Petr Volf
Category:Books, Photography, Art
Language: Czech and English
Translation: Elisabeth Walsh-Spáčilová
Page count: 84
Binding: Hbk
ISBN: 978-80-7437-208-7
EAN: 9788074372087
Date: 2016
Issue number: 1.
Price: 22 EUR
Size: 21 x 23 cm
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Antonín Kratochvíl’s photographs from his extensive photo essay Sideshow were taken in Gibsonton, Florida, the center of a very distinct branch of the entertainment industry. Besides the usual tightrope walkers, jugglers, snake ladies, and fire eaters, a vast array of people bearing various disfigurements also march past, exhibited to audiences as freaks of nature. First published in American Photo in 1974, the complete set of photographs is now being presented for the first time in a book. Sideshow can be considered Antonín Kratochvíl’s first important stop on his journey in search of the nature of human and artistic existence. The way in which he works with light and composition presages his future work, which earned him international acclaim as a photographer.