...Not so much this single image but the whole set, called circus school, which can be viewed on Michael's new website along with several other sets of work.
Not naming any names, but sometimes art museums actually make me a tiny bit angry with what passes for "photography" in some cases. Photography to me is about life, the world, and truth. "Photographs" with zero percent of any of those three things in them sometimes seem like a waste to me. I get...impatient.
Michael Poster is a documentary photographer of considerable seriousness. His work has a lot of those three things in it.
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Featured Comment by David Adam Edelstein: "Holy cow, yes. This one especially tells a lot of truth about circus: As an aerialist friend once told me, 'leotards are there to hide the bruises from practice.'"