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Photo Essay: Take Me to the Fair

Photo Essay: Take Me to the Fair

The county fairs of rural Ontario.

Photographs and text by Finn O'Hara.

I began shooting county fairs in the summer of 2007. I grew up in rural Ontario, and, during summer and fall, fairs were always a source of fun. Some of them are older than Confederation, and their traditions make up the fabric of country life in Canada. In the age of heartless big-box stores and highway commutes, county fairs are what bring rural communities together.

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