Carolana and unnamed sheep, West Otter Tail County Fair, Minnesota, 2016, from the series The Unchosen Ones

R. J. Kern


archival pigment print

From the series The Unchosen Ones, 2016

This is a part of a limited edition set.

56 x 44 inches - Edition of 3 + 1AP

32 x 24.5 inches - Edition of 7 + 1AP

24 x 20 inches - Edition of 10 + 2AP

The Unchosen Ones takes place on the sidelines of 10 county fair animal contests in Minnesota in 2016. These county fairs lead up to the Minnesota State Fair, one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world. The series consists of over 60 portraits of the animals and their young handlers that were not awarded first place but were instead “the unchosen ones”