November 14, 2009

BARNUMVILLE is the latest narrative portrait series from NYC photographer, Matt Hoyle. The black and white series is based on an entire backstory that Matt wrote about the fictitious town of Barnumville to go along with the characters. Barnumville is the story inspired by the real town of Gibsonton, Florida, a former vacation destination for circus folk in the winter. The real town of Gibsonton was designed as a place for circus performers to feel at home. Catering to the lifestyle of the performers, the town allowed its residents to keep elephants as pets and even had special dwarf-sized counters at the post office.




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