A look at cheerleaders, the infamous "pom-pom girls".
They are synonymous with America. They represent real and imaginary abundance, and a certain ideal of women and social organisation, in a country that -on account of its lack of history- has a need for rituals.
Smiling young girls wearing brightly coloured uniforms high-kick and gyrate on the pitch side, cheering on sportsmen under the sunny skies of Texas, Arizona or California. They are a triumphant, radiant and at times, sexually ambiguous youth, from deepest traditional America.