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Fairgoers

John Tynes | United States

In small-town America, the annual County Fair is often the biggest community event of the year. I spent several years in the late 2000s documenting one of these events in a northern coastal California near the Oregon border.  In 2009, I set up a temporary portrait studio on the grounds and offered fairgoers a chance to pose in whatever manner they felt appropriate at the moment. The result is a chronicle of an American small-town at their most relaxed and vulnerable, confidently portraying their individuality and sense of community.

Thanks to the Del Norte County Fair in Crescent City, California for their support.

John Tynes at tynesphoto@gmail.com.

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