Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Heart County Fairs

county fair, originally uploaded by medusahead.

Next month will see the very last MidSouth Fair at the Fairgrounds, the 151st fair, I believe. We're losing it to Tunica or somewhere that is actually going to require me to get in the car and drive to it as opposed to just strolling over there and laughing at all the suckers forking over $10 to park in a stranger's yard. I'm sad to see it go, but I just got some news that's making it a little better. Fantastic, actually.

I've been invited to have a show of my fair photos - at. the. FAIR.

Taking pictures of county fairs is as much a ritual - and pleasure - for me as eating the deep fried oreos and betting on pig races (Go Squiliie Nelson!) So I can't begin to explain how much this means to me or honored I feel to be showing my work at the very last fair at the historic fairgrounds.

I think I need to go deep fry something and get the preparations underway.

1 comment:

Stacey Greenberg said...

omg how cool is that??

will they be for sale?

those shots of you and caleb are awesome!