Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark with foreword by John Irving.
Strongly reminiscent of Diane Arbus’ work, Indian Circus continued Mary Ellen Mark’s fascination with people living on the fringes of life. Humorous, poignant, sometimes uncomfortable and often bizarre, Mark’s photographs of acrobats, animal acts, contortionists and strong-women are a living record of the fast-vanishing world of the Big Top Circus - Indian style. Secretive, highly-competitive, and each a closed, self-sufficient society, the circuses embody what Mark calls “a poetry and a craziness that are still uncorrupted, and honest, and pure.”
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st US edition. 107p.