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PETRA ARNOLD
Circus Starlight / Familie Fischer
Group of Works  |  15 Photographs
2008-2009

The pictures of the family-run travelling circus STARLIGHT capture the private and social realities of the milieu. They tell the genuine story of the life of a circus family. The pictures of the plate-juggling boy Giovanni are impressive and poetic: A moment of total concentration shortly before his appearance in the ring – solemn and delicate at the same time. In a brief and truthful glance, the essence of the person behind the typical circus pose is expressed. Not least the solidarity of an extended family is documented in its everyday nomadic existence between caravan and circus tent.



spanish caravan
Nicitta, Kenia, Miguel & Chantal, Odenwald 2008
Gelatin Silver Print, 40x60 cm, Edition 8+2 AP © Petra Arnold



the juggler
Giovanni, Odenwald 2008
Gelatin Silver Print, 40x60 cm, Edition 8+2 AP © Petra Arnold



soul kitchen
August, Odenwald 2009
C-Print, 40x60 cm, Edition 8+2 AP © Petra Arnold



bring on the dancing horses
Kenia, Odenwald 2008
Gelatin Silver Print, 40x60 cm, Edition 8+2 AP © Petra Arnold



from the seed comes the tree
Jamie Lee, Odenwald 2009
C-Print, 40x60 cm, Edition 8+2 AP © Petra Arnold
© 2012 by Petra Arnold