Lukas Berger: Circus

Lukas Berger: Circus
International Photography Grant 2019

In 2010, while working for the Austrian civil service in Pakistan, Lukas Berger stumbled upon the traveling Lucky Irani Circus. An avid clown and juggler, he was completely enthralled. Lukas felt compelled to document circus life, but felt he lacked the photographic expertise to do it justice. He moved back to Hanover for three years to hone his skills at Hochschule Hannover’s Photojournalism & Documentary Program. Then in 2012 he returned to photograph and occasionally perform with three different circuses on three continents.

Lukas Berger
Circus

Hardcover, 88 pages
Publisher: Verlag Kettler, Lukas Berger, 2014
Language: German, English
ISBN-13: 978-3862063895

Order the book (Signed): www.lukasberger.com/circusbook

Acrobats just before their performance.

Lukas Berger: Circus – Acrobats just before their performance.

A lion & a tiger jump through a ring of fire.

Lukas Berger: Circus – A lion & a tiger jump through a ring of fire.

Afternoon show.

Lukas Berger: Circus – Afternoon show.

A family takes care of their injured son.

Lukas Berger: Circus – A family takes care of their injured son.

Circus tent during setup.

Lukas Berger: Circus – Circus tent during setup.

Leonid Beljakov with Boxer Klitschko during their show.

Lukas Berger: Circus – Leonid Beljakov with Boxer Klitschko during their show.

Dog trainer Leonid Beljakov with one of his dogs in front of his caravan.

Lukas Berger: Circus – Dog trainer Leonid Beljakov with one of his dogs in front of his caravan.

A row of caravans with artists.

Lukas Berger: Circus – A row of caravans with artists.

White clown Gensi in the make up.

Lukas Berger: Circus – White clown Gensi in the make up.

Encho Keryazov practices with his son Angel.

Lukas Berger: Circus – Encho Keryazov practices with his son Angel.

Training in front of the hall.

Lukas Berger: Circus – Training in front of the hall.

Circus Debere Berhan doing a performance in Debere Sina. The crowd is having fun.

Lukas Berger: Circus – Circus Debere Berhan doing a performance in Debere Sina. The crowd is having fun.

Circus Training.

Lukas Berger: Circus – Circus Training.

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Lukas Berger: Circus

The circus Debere Berhan taking a break on the way home.

Lukas Berger: Circus – The circus Debere Berhan taking a break on the way home.

Lucky Irani Circus in Khanpur, Sindh

Lukas Berger: Circus – Lucky Irani Circus in Khanpur, Sindh

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International Photography Grant 2019