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Retired clowns and circus performers of Poland

Say what you want about clowns, but when you see them as retired senior citizens, you can’t help but rid yourself of that clown fear you’ve had all your life. Polish photographer Rafal Milach shot these superb images for his series Disappearing Circus, which depicts clowns and other circus performers in a new light. One particular clown, Jozef Maksymiuk, had been performing for more than 15 years (though he still has his ballerina outfit!). It’s an amazing look into circus life and what comes after it in retirement.

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Jan Gajda worked in the circus as an acrobat and clown
Jan Gajda worked in the circus as an acrobat and clown
Henryka Sawicka worked in the circus as a rollerskate acrobat
Henryka Sawicka worked in the circus as a rollerskate acrobat
Michal Mozes was the only Polish male gum-man artist
Michal Mozes was the only Polish male gum-man artist
Jozef Maksymiuk has been retired for 8 years
Jozef Maksymiuk has been retired for 8 years

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