Trauma Clown

1. Lovesick Clown

2. Educator Clown

3. Immigrant Clown

4. Childhood Clown

5. Coming Out Clown

6. Trauma Clown

7. Gallery Clown

8. Media Clown

9. Your Clown

Trauma Clown is a photo series by Vivek Shraya that traces the correlation between the amount of suffering a marginalized artist shares in their work and the increase in their commodification.

Premiered as part of the 2019 CONTACT photography festival at Patel Projects in Toronto.

Read the essay by Vivek

NOW magazine cover · 2 May 2019

“How did the suffering of marginalized artists become so marketable?”