AMERICAN FAIR series
Part agricultural show, amusement park and rural marketplace, the essence of the American Fair has not changed much over the past century. As the social and cultural fabric of the United States has evolved considerably, the fairs continue to draw attendance from across wide swaths of the heartland, providing a place for far-flung citizens of a particular county or state to maintain community and celebrate elements of their culture that recall some of the most nostalgic ideals of America.
A photographer who embraces the photographic tradition of interpreting the American character through the intimate observation of her unguarded subjects, Pamela Littky traveled thousands of miles criss-crossing the country—from Florida to California, and a dozen states in between— capturing the sights of these important seasonal markers for so many communities. The result is American Fair, a breathtaking collection of photographs where wistful reflections on the past meet the often challenging realities of American life in the 21st Century.
PAMELA LITTKY BIO:
Photographer/filmmaker Pamela Littky has been producing award-winning, iconic images for over fifteen years. In between shoots of world-famous actors and musicians for top commercial and editorial clients, Littky pursues personal projects that show a decidedly less glamorous but completely compelling side of American culture. Her work is held in private collections and has been exhibited in galleries internationally. Littky has released two other monographs, both to critical acclaim; Vacancy (Kehrer Verlag, Sept. 2014), about the communities in two small towns located at opposite sides of the Death Valley, and The Villa Bonita; (Kehrer Verlag, Sept. 2016) centered around all of the inhabitants of a storied apartment building in the middle of Hollywood.