Jade Doskow’s World’s Fair Project

Wooden field camera in hand, Jade hopes ultimately to photograph every site

Jade Doskow’s images of the sites of World’s Fairs from the 19th and 20th centuries are an enlightening look at how some ended up as major tourist attractions and others as wastelands. The cultural importance of these events is literally monumental, with architects such as Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier contributing to their nation’s turn. Some cities have grown around and incorporated what are often extremely extravagant temporary structures, and others laid them to waste. With 18 already recorded, Jade hopes to photograph every site in the world.