Amy Friend (Canadian, b. 1974, Windsor, Ontario, Canada) - 1: The Guardian 2:
Niagara, 1949 3:
I Dream Of That Day 4:
And The Light Shined In Darkness; And Comprehended It Not 5:
My Sister 6:
We Are A Tablet Of Wax 7:
Are We Stardust? 8:
Late Summer Evening, Ontario, 1927 9:
It Could Be Anywhere from Daré alla Lucé series Photography
In 1938, LIFE magazine sent famed photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt to a county fair in West Virginia where he captured some wonderfully evocative images. You can practically smell the funnel cakes, kettle corn and hot dogs.
As LIFE wrote back in 1938:
But their major preoccupation was bodies—human bodies, animal bodies, bodies that looked half-human, half-animal. The “girlie” shows, which were hot and smutty, drew smaller audiences than the freaks from crowds made up of farmers, breeders and hillbillies. Only a few city people were present, although some urban sophisticates have discovered the county fair and are beginning to make America’s great harvest-time diversion a city-folk fad.