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Faneuil Hall Street Performer Auditions, March 2011

I was able to attend and photograph the street performer auditions at Faneuil Hall this year. Dozens of hoping performers gathered here to compete for a chance to be an official street performer in front of popular Boston landmark/tourist trap Faneuil Hall. The rewards are great, but so is the danger. In particular, Bob at Large, the guy balancing on five cylinders, really took my breath away.

  • Lovely stuff! I worked just outside of Seattle's Pike Place Market for years, and really grew to love the street performance scene. You've captured not only the imagery, but the narrative/dramatic build of some of these acts quite beautifully. Something about the very existence of people who do things like this all day makes me feel a little better about humanity as a whole.