Dan Nelken Grand Champion Rabbit:
Cobelskill County Fair 2001
Archival Digital Print
approx. 30.5 x 30.5 cm (approx. 12 x 12 inches)
approx. 35.5 x 38 cm (approx. 14 x 15 inches)
Edition of 30, signed and numbered
Photographer Dan Nelken has captured the innocent, fresh-scrubbed exuberance of the people who compete each year in county fairs across America. This series has earned him numerous awards and international exhibitions — and a beautiful large-format book published in Europe in 2008.
“This series is one of those rare bodies of work that combine a surface ease of viewing with a passionate depth of character… Look deeper, past their record of faces and animals and through their delightful wit you will be moved by the spirit of these participants and the complexity of the seemingly simple events in which they are engaged.”
— Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator at Harry Ramson Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Lens Culture is honored to be able to offer such a lovely limited edition from this series at such an affordable price. It's a timeless, joyous photo to have in your home. More info here.