Fairground Documents

Fairground Documents examines the fairground as a place of work, featuring images captured when the rides are closed and the public absent. This is a detailed examination of the iconography, graphic design, typography, colour, machinery, and ever-changing environment of the fairground and its workers. 

Taken in fairs large and small throughout the UK over a ten year period, the images in this book provide a new perspective on a centuries-old institution. It's a view which probes behind the facades to uncover the contradictions - everywhere once we begin to look - between the aspirations and the reality. "Place to Be, Set You Free!" - so goes the slogan.

HARDBACK | 124 pages | 235mm x 191mm | 9.25" x 7.50" | First edition, 2020 | ISBN 978-1-912528-23-3 | Free worldwide shipping

The images are the work of Red Box Photography, a group of radical photographers based in Scotland.


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