Agricultural Show, Essex, 1973

Agricultural Show, Essex, 1973

A time-honoured ritual of rural life -- the agricultural show -- takes a surprising turn when a human visitor finds herself confronted by a four-legged one. Conrad Hafenrichter, a documentary photographer most active in the 1970s and 1980s, is noted for his gently satirical images of people and animals. His ability to draw out the more ridiculous aspects of mundane activities places his work in a similar vein to his better-known contemporary Martin Parr.