The trapeze artist

Sometimes you get lucky with a zoom lens.

Visiting Cali, Colombia, I happened to capture this Cirque du Soleil trapeze performer from 75 yards or so after he caught his├é┬ápartner. And no. I won’t show you the terrible pictures I took before and after this one.

I like to call this “Self-portrait”

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.