My favourite is the first one in my series, a one year old that I've taken a photo of. She hasn't gone there yet but I'm sure it won't be her last festival.
—KC Adams, photographer
Winnipeg artist KC Adams is looking for Winnipeg Folk Festival-goers to take part in an art installation that will be on display at this year's fest.
Adams did some photographic work on-site last year and this year she wanted to do something special to honour the Folk Festival's 40th anniversary.
David, 35 (KC Adams)
She's taking pictures of festival-goers ages 1-40 and is using social media to find one subject from each year.
"Basically what I do is I take a picture of them in a doorway. It literally takes two minutes and I ask them about their favourite experience at the Folk Festival and while they're talking, I take their picture," Adams says.
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"I'm really trying to capture the essence of joy and happiness that the Folk Festival gives them," she adds. "Inevitably I hear wonderful stories and I get a fantastic shot out of it."
Josh, 33 (KC Adams)
Adams enjoys the stories as much as the photos. "A friend of mine named Josh works at Art City and he was telling me that he was leaving the festival on the free shuttle and there was a group of people from the States. They had a banjo with them and they all started singing. He said it was the best experience ever, just being a part of that."
Adams says she has a favourite photo so far, though that may change once she completes her project. "It's the first one in my series, a one year old that I've taken a photo of. She hasn't gone there yet but I'm sure it won't be her last festival."
Adams' photos will be displayed along the wooded pathway, just beyond the wrist band entrance to the festival.
See KC Adams' exhibition, Joy, at the Winnipeg Folk Festival from July 10 - 14.