Steven Edson

Documentary Photographer
The County Fair
Location: Boston, Ma
Nationality: USA
Biography: As a documentary photographer working on personal as well as client projects, I enjoy collaborating with print and digital creatives to help tell the vital stories about the relationships of people to people, places and objects. It never ceases to... read on
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The County Fair
Credits: steven edson
Date of Work: 09/01/16 - Ongoing
Updated: 11/12/18

  Started in the mid 1800’s, the primary purpose of state and county fairs was to promote the exchange of innovative agricultural technology and farming processes to farmers who were looking to improve their crops and livestock. In the middle of the 1900’s, as the United States moved towards an industrialized and modern country, the fairs expanded to include rides, food, games, horse racing, demo derby’s, musical concerts amongst other forms of entertainment. The small family farm still remains an important part of today’s fairs with colored ribbons and trophy’s going to the winners of various crops and farm animals. The county fair is a magnet for the thousands of people per day who come to enjoy and take break from their regular work schedules to spend time with their families, friends and neighbors.

    I am fascinated about how people look for distractions from their everyday lives and what activities they engage in. People reveal themselves differently in a crowd distracted by the noise and activities found at the County Fair. As a photographer, I look for moments where I can create a portrait or document an activity that speaks about the inherent relationships of people to their environments. These photographs attempt to look closely at the attendees, the workers, the competitors, the entertainers and the various activities which people are involved with. Around 10 images from this series was published in February 2017 in an online photography journal.
 County Fairs - Steven Edson, Boston Photojournalist and Assignment Photography
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