Photographs of photographs

A picture, as they say, is worth 1,000 words.

As a writer, I’m used to coming up with ways of stringing together words to create the most clarity and impact, but I’m always fascinated with the ways that shading, editing, cropping, zooming and lighting can tell a story without any words whatsoever. It’s probably no surprise, then, that one of my favorite things to do is browse the Arts and Photography exhibit.

North Carolina has some very talented professional, amateur and student artists, and the work displayed here at the Fair is a testament to that. Here are a few of my favorite photographs in the exhibit, but you’ll find a large variety of artwork, including paintings, 3-D wire sculptures, masks and more. Check out all of the entries in the left side of the Scott Building inside Gate 11.

Photo by Brinkley Jackson

Photo by Brinkley Jackson

Photo by Candice Green

Photo by Candice Green

Photo by Carolyn Dickens

Photo by Carolyn Dickens

Photo by Cindy Smith

Photo by Cindy Smith

Photo by Claudia Mello

Photo by Claudia Mello

About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.

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