"Norma takes off where my heroes Bruce Davidson, Diane Arbus and Mary Ellen Mark left off—she clearly enjoys the same level of trust and intimacy as they did. Beautiful pictures."

Sally Mann, "Best American Photographer" 2001, TIME Magazine.

The Circus: A Traveling Life series chronicles a ten-year collaboration between Norma I. Quintana and an American, traveling one-ring circus. This haunting and intimate portrait series, shot in black and white film using available light, captures contemplative and playful moments with the families of artists and performers, off-stage and in back of the house, as they proudly perfect their craft. As author Cristina García describes, “These are not flash frozen images, but a loving history of an extended family, another way of living in the world.”

Circus: A Traveling Life is available to reserve here.


All images are copyrighted © Norma I. Quintana.