Artist Projects

Bidgood-Blair's Great American Traveling Midway Shows


James Bidgood

Bidgood-Blair’s Great American Traveling Midway Shows is a series of staged photo-based works. Bidgood, primarily known as a filmmaker and a photographer whose work from the 1950s, 60s and 70s have gathered a cult following, applies the same theatricalization used in his earlier works to this new project. Bidgood envisions Bidgood-Blair’s Great American Traveling Midway Shows as a political, artistic statement on reactionary politics, sexuality and religion. The photos involve elaborate sets, costuming, and digital manipulation.