Saeko Suezumi has been making visits to circuses in Europe every summer since she saw for the firs time a show of Tower Circus at Blackpool, England, in 1989. An Italian clown appearing in it simply charmed her and made her to start a circus pilgrimage with her cameras.
Photography was an only means for her to approach their life. The more photographs she took, the more friends she made among jesters, dancers in gaily dress and boys on the tightrope.
The circus is a sort of sanctuary witching yet flamboyant and men perform there the moment they become transcending. Outside the tent an atmosphere sets a contrast to it with performers indulging themselves in quiet and peaceful time before their turns.
Some 30 gelatin silver prints in 20×24 inches are on display.