During a fair, buyers and sellers meet to do business. Fairs are generally held at regular intervals, usually at the same location and time each year, and they usually last several days or even weeks. Their primary function is to promote trade. Fairs traditionally displayed a wide range of products grouped by commodities and industries. They have evolved into more modern trade shows. Trade shows today are dominated by exhibitors representing one industry or even specialized segments of an industry.
Simon Nowicki took these stunning black and white photos of circuses, fairs, and markets in Melbourne, Australia, in 1977 and 1978.