State Fair: The Last Living Munchkin From the Wizard of Oz and Other Stories
Author: Christopher Chadbourne, Bill Kouwenhoven, Paula Tognarelli
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Release Date: June 17, 2014
State Fairs, an annual American ritual, are a willingly accepted assault on the senses—visual, acoustic, gastric (fried beer the latest delicacy)—and a voluntary yielding of personal space to strangers.
"Chadbourne, like [David Foster] Wallace does in prose, brings back amazing images in his signature, close-up style. With his wide-angle lens and flamboyant use of color he finds the kinds of insanely tight juxtapositions that bring to life the crash and chaos, not to mention the pressing humanity, that is the true experience of a fair at full frenzy."—Bill Kouwenhoven)
State Fair is covering fairs across the US: New York, Minnesota, Maine, Georgia, Texas, The Big E, Iowa, Arizona, Florida, Montana, California.