Monday, July 10, 2006

Arthur Grace: State Fair

Arthur Grace: State Fair (Digital Journalist, July 2006). "...Among the 20 million Americans drawn to state fairs throughout the country each year is award-winning photographer Arthur Grace. He was introduced to these annual gatherings while covering national elections for Time magazine in 1980, 1984, and 1988. While following presidential and vice-presidential candidates campaigning at fairs in the Midwest, he was fascinated by the diverse sights, sounds, and action. Awestruck as he watched 800 pounds of butter being sculpted into the shape of a voluptuous woman at the 1977 Minnesota State Fair, he was inspired to explore this American cultural phenomenon with his camera. But it wasn't until 2003 following a distinguished career of more than 30 years in photojournalism that he was able to pursue this documentary project."


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