Supreme Champion Goose Male / Female Pair, 2018 Minnesota State Fair

R. J. Kern

2019

salt print over archival pigment print

From the series The Best of the Best

This is part of a limited edition set with unique variations.

20 x 24 inches - Edition of 5 + 2APs

8 x 10 inches - Edition of 10 + 2APs

The Best of the Best records champion animals at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair, one of the most competitive animal contests in the world. Animal breeding, like photography, has been an area of both technical and material evolution. This series explores the relationship between the present and the past, drawing parallels between early animal contests at agricultural fairs and the first major exhibition of photography at the 1851World’s Fair in London.