Circus History Through Photographs: Dawn Rogala at the 2022 CHS Convention

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Circus History Through Photographs: Dawn V. Rogala at the 2022 CHS Convention

At this year’s annual Circus Historical Society convention, writer and circus scholar Aine Norris got to speak with photographer and Smithsonian conservator Dawn V. Rogala, whose work has highlighted the journeys and the culture of big-name American circuses throughout the 1990s. Rogala shares about her craft, and the essentials of documenting circus history.
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Aine Norris

Aíne Norris is a doctoral student in the Department of English at Old Dominion University. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.A. (2004) and M.A. (2016) in English and research. Her research explores the lives of forgotten or misrepresented women in literature and American history and the evolution of local folklore and superstition. Norris serves as a trustee for the Circus Historical Society. Her research on murdered circus aerialist Eva Clark has been featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer, The News Virginian, and as a TV special feature on WHSV TV3.