Kenneth Jarecke, Contact Press Images
Call it what you like, the director's cut or extended version, regardless it always runs the risk of being long and boring. With that in mind, my own version of the Montana Fair is now online here (if you dare).
I got it down to eighty images from the 132 selects. Somehow we lost one on the way, so there are 79 waiting there for you to see. Oh, the one above isn't included, so let's call that one number 80.
Here's the essay, words and pictures in the New York Times Lens blog. The comments have been pretty awesome so far. Lots of people I really respect have weighed in.
I must say, it was a wonderful experience working with photographer/editor James Estrin of the Times on this project.