County Fair

CompanyThe Star-Ledger
PhotographerAristide Economopoulos
PrizePress / Feature Story
Entry Description

COUNTY FAIR - All across rural America during the summer local communities come to gather for their annual county fair. Celebrating their agricultural heritage they do this while also enjoying all the attractions of a carnival. The events and attractions at the Sussex County fairgrounds in New Jersey.

About Photographer

Aristide joined the staff of The (Newark NJ) Star-Ledger in November 2000, where he covers a variety of topics from urban violence to prep sports. He has traveled extensively documenting wide-ranging events from the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece to the recovery effort in Port au Prince, Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake. Aris’s photographs have been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the United States and internationally. He also lectured at numerous institutions including presenting his work at a 2002 symposium on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in Manhattan at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Previously he worked at the State Journal-Register in Springfield, IL and the Dubois County Herald in Jasper, IN. A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Economopoulos resides in Jersey City, New Jersey.