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Photograph - Agricultural Show, Essex, 1973
  • Agricultural Show, Essex, 1973
    Hafenrichter, Conrad, born 1948
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Agricultural Show, Essex, 1973

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Essex (made)

  • Date:

    1973 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hafenrichter, Conrad, born 1948 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 941

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.

Physical description

A photograph of a middle-aged woman in a check skirt and wearing cat's-eye glasses sitting in a stall in a tent at an agricultural show, gazing warily up at a large, shaggy dog standing on the seat next to her.

Place of Origin

Essex (made)


1973 (made)


Hafenrichter, Conrad, born 1948 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print


Height: 40.6 cm, Width: 30.5 cm

Historical context note

Conrad Hafenrichter, whose career was at its height in the 1970s and 1980s, is noted as a photographer of people and animals; their gently satirical approach to the rituals of everyday British life places him in the same vein as the better-known Martin Parr.

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Photograph, 'Agricultural Show, Essex, 1973', by Conrad Hafenrichter



Subjects depicted

Fairs; Dogs




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