World of wonders




How bizarre is circus life? Photographers Jimmy and Dena Katz used a large format camera to capture the wonderful world of the last authentic travelling sideshows in the United States, led by the great Ward Hall and his partner Chris Christ. The downright colorful portraits they’ve shot show great variety: not only in terms of the types of people por- trayed, but also the huge contrast between the ‘glitter and the glam’ and the despair and disappointment. Being in a travelling sideshow can be a hard-knock life but the show must go on! The pictures in World of Wonders are guided by anecdotes and background provided by the performers. Meet illusionists, sword swallowers and dangerous snakes... Dive into the fantastic American subculture and be amazed!

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