Portfolio: Clowns (Final Act)

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So this is where we bring down the curtain on John Claridge‘s Clowns photographed at the 67th Annual Grimaldi Service at Holy Trinity Dalston last month, courtesy of our friends at Clowns International. Being startled or even alarmed by their curious appearances, their gurning and their dopey japes, we recognise ourselves. This is the corrective that clowns deliver with a cheesey grin, confronting us with the ridiculous in life.

Excerpt taken from an interview with gentle author, Spitalfields Life, who first published these photographs.
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Chuckles the Clown (The Clown with 1000 Faces)
Clowning for sixty-three years. “I am the last one that was taught by Coco the Clown!”

Stephen - On a visit from Adelaide

Bluebottle - Clowning for ten years, Secretary of Clowns International

Lady Bird - Performer for many years and mother of Pippa the Clown.

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