It’s hard to tell if the deeply sad faces of the clowns in these pictures are really their own, or simply the reflection of photographer Jill Freedman. There’s no doubt that the american artist, whose work remains somewhat neglected, photographed them with a sense of empathy worthy of the greatest. Even if the image of this circus figure oscillate between tragic and comic,from these pictures emanate an overwhelming atmosphere. The viewer feels that behind the curtains of this fabulous spectacle, dramatic human stories were being lived.
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