State Fair: The Last Living Munchkin From the Wizard of Oz and Other Stories

October 8, 2019 - Comment

State Fairs, an annual American ritual, are a willingly accepted assault on the senses—visual, acoustic, gastric (fried beer the latest delicacy)—and a voluntary yielding of personal space to strangers. “Chadbourne, like [David Foster] Wallace does in prose, brings back amazing images in his signature, close-up style. With his wide-angle lens and flamboyant use of color

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State Fairs, an annual American ritual, are a willingly accepted assault on the senses—visual, acoustic, gastric (fried beer the latest delicacy)—and a voluntary yielding of personal space to strangers.


“Chadbourne, like [David Foster] Wallace does in prose, brings back amazing images in his signature, close-up style. With his wide-angle lens and flamboyant use of color he finds the kinds of insanely tight juxtapositions that bring to life the crash and chaos, not to mention the pressing humanity, that is the true experience of a fair at full frenzy.”—Bill Kouwenhoven)

State Fair is covering fairs across the US: New York, Minnesota, Maine, Georgia, Texas, The Big E, Iowa, Arizona, Florida, Montana, California.

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Anonymous says:

Five Stars Wonderful pictures and beautifully printed.

Anonymous says:

State Fair – a look at a unique American Institution by a very talented photographer… I collect photography books and I’m happy to say this is my latest acquisition. “State Fair” is filled with captivating images and is very, very good. Christopher Chadbourne takes you on a journey filled with interesting characters, vibrant colors, and memorable moments – all compiled from years of photographing the goings-on at this uniquely American institution. Chadbourne knows state fairs and has an uncanny ability to catch often peculiar scenarios as people mingle, eat, and…

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