Siri Hayes

 

Contemporary Photographers

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The clown might be the profession most secretly despised. Children actually hate clowns, research I can back up with what friends have told me (as a kid, I found clowns not so much scary as outright annoying). Siri Hayes’ portraits of clowns add another twist to the whole complex, in that the clowns/actors (or whatever you call a person who plays a clown) the process of getting rid off their makeup, and there’s a (short) interview with Siri Hayes at Zoum Zoum (where I found the work).