Remembering The Carnivalesque Through Pinhole Photography

Remembering The Carnivalesque Through Pinhole Photography

Diana Bloomfield specializes in 19th century printing techniques, and frequently uses pinhole and toy cameras. The Midway is an ongoing series which was started in 1998. The photographs are of the North Carolina State Fair, made with a 4x5 pinhole camera. Diana says about the project, “When I first began this series, I wanted to find a way to show the Fair as I remembered it as a child — at once scary, exciting, foreign, full of color, strangeness and wonder.”

Fun Slide

Midway Clown

Strong Normal Boy

Midway Tent, Dusk

Spinning Top

Starship

Swing Ride

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