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Dan Nelken takes a long loving look at the competitions at county fairs in America, and gives us a gift of early 21st century rural Americana, circa 1998 - 2007.
About Dan Nelken

Solo Exhibitions
2010
Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg Germany, June 1 - June 30 Till the Cows Come Home: County Fair Portraits
2005
The Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR | December 1 - December 31 Till The Cows Come Home: County Fair Portraits
Internationale Fotoage Mannheim/Ludwigshaten-Contemporary American Photography Mannheim
Germany June 16 - July 10 Till The Cows Come Home: county Fair Portraits | Curator: Tina Schelhom, Cologne, Germany | Catalog
2004
Grosvenor Gallery, SUNY Cobleskill, NY | September 1 - October 1 Till the Cows Come Home: County Fair Portrais
2003
Indian Hill Gallery of Fine Photography, Wells, VT | October 11 - November 9 Till the Cows Come Home: County Fair Portraits | Catalog
1971
Neikrug Gallery, New York, NY, Very Personal Views, Curator: Cornell Capa, Founder and Director, International Center of Photography, NYC

Group Exhibitions (partial list)
2009
AIPAD: Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg Germany, New York, NY, March 26 - 29
The Centro de la Imagen, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes: Mexico City, Mexico, Feb. 19 - May 17
2008
Singapore International Photography Festival: October 8 - October 31, Singapore
The Twelfth International Biennial Festival of Photography: Discoveries of the Meeting Place March - April, Curator, Roy Flukinger, Harry Ransom Research Center, in Austin, Texas USA | Catalog 2006
Photography Now: An International Survey: Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton Ohio USA
2005
Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany December 17 - January 22, 2006 Aus Amerika, Curator. Tina Schelholm, Cologne, Germany
2001
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX "Self Possessed". Traveling exhibition Juror:Lynn Zelevansky, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, NYC | Catalog

Publications: Magazines (partial list)
2009
American Photography Annual 25, pages 217-218
2008
Photo International, August issue, pages 54-63 Germany
2006
British Journal of Photography, "Six of the Best" - May 3rd, pages 16-19 Great Britain
Leica Magazine "Portfolio Review"
2004
Foto Magazine, "Q-Tips fur den Hahnenkamn" - June, pages 132-137 Germany Publications

Books
2008
Till the Cows Come Home: County Fair Portraits, published by Kehrer Verlag. Introduction by Roy Flukinger European & North American distribution 2007
Blue Sky 05/06, Catalogue USA

Collections
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Texas
The Center for Photography at woodstock, Woodstock, NY
Beth Hatefutsoth Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Private Collections Awards & Honers (partial list)
Critical Mass Aperture, Prortfolio Picks Honorable Mention for Fall "Smash'em Crash'em: Demolition Derby"
Democratic Book #22, The Rhubarb-Rhubarb free book competition: "Till the Cows Come Home..."

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