polis: a collective blog about cities worldwide

On View: Midwestern Spectators and Spectacles

by Vivien Park

Source: Jen Bekman Projects

Photographer Mike Sinclair's scenes of fairs, rodeos and other attractions shift the viewer's gaze from the spectacle to everyday people in attendance. These dusty portraits don't rely on dramatic scenes; the reason for gathering is less important than the gathering itself. Sinclair presents an unassuming and completely engaging series of spectators and spectacles.

"Public Assembly" will be on view at Jen Bekman Projects in New York City through June 24.

+ share