The Gathering of the Juggalos photo series captures a subculture that is at once intriguing and disturbing. An annual wild weekend of music for dedicated fans of Insane Clown Posse or any Psychopathic Records hip hop group, it brings out what some people might consider 'the crazies.' Walking around near-nude (or completely) with eerily painted faces, each and every attendee channels their inner dark clown for the event.
Shot by photographer Daniel Cronin, the Gathering of the Juggalos photo series appears to attempt to humanize these fans through honest portraits. Having attended three gatherings thus far, it is clear that there is more to them than first meets the eye. Perusing through the series is certainly enlightening.
The Gathering of the Juggalos by Daniel Cronin Depicts a Strange Subculture
1. Subculture Humanization - Trend towards humanizing and portraying people in subcultures through realistic and honest photography or other mediums.
2. Alternative Events - Alternative music festivals and events that showcase unique subcultures and bring together diverse groups of people.
3. Body Painting - Growing trend of body painting as a form of self-expression and art, particularly in alternative or subculture communities.
1. Photography - Opportunity for photographers to create meaningful and impactful work by capturing the true essence of people in subcultures or alternative events.
2. Music Festivals - Opportunity for music festival organizers to showcase unique and alternative subcultures, and create a space for eccentric self-expression and artistic performances.
3. Body Art - Opportunity for body artists and makeup artists to offer their services at alternative events and festivals, and showcase their skills as a form of self-expression and art.