Fifteen, 2016 by Fiona Morris

image of Fifteen 2016 by Fiona Morris

Artist's statement

I first photographed aerialist Wonona when she was eight. Her parents own the family-run Weber circus that tours the east coast of Australia. She is one of three sisters who all perform in the circus, which has been in the family for generations. Circus children are homeschooled and the families live on the road in caravans. Wonona, now fifteen, has been in the circus since she was five; she hopes to keep on performing for many more years. This photograph is part of a larger project of photographing this young generation as they grow up in the circus and on stage, predominantly starting from a young age.