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February 18th, 2013

The Eyes of Carnival

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“Carnival is a pageant without footlights and without a division into performers and spectators…. Eccentricity is [its] special category, organically connected with the category of familiar contact; it permits–in contcretely sensuous form–the latent sides of human to reveal and express themselves….[It] brings together, unifies, weds, and combines the sacred with the profane, the lofty with the low, the great with the insignificant, the wise with the stupid.”

                                  — Michael Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics, 122-23

 Screen shot 2013-02-17 at 10.48.20 PM

Dancers of Carnival

Eyes of Carnival

Teeth of Carnival

Camera Carnival 2013-02-17 at 10.15.41 PM

Photo Credits:  Ricardo Moraes/Reuters – Images 1, 4, and 5; Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images; Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images;

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  1. on December 10th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    […] about myself. The images in the blog NO CAPTION NEEDED: It is All in the Eyes of the Beholder; The Eyes of Carnival; The Paradox of the Global Individual; The Instruments of World Making also express truths […]

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