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.

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