Even though their exhibition halls closed decades ago, there are still plenty of bits and pieces from World’s Fairs of the past to keep Jade Doskow busy. That’s because Jade photographs these remainders as part of an enormous project to document the former sites of World’s Fairs.
So far she’s been to around 50 sites, but there are dozens of sites left sprawled across five continents. What remains of the former fair sites is sometimes obvious (like the Eiffel Tower built for the 1889 World’s Fair in… where else? Paris) but sometimes it’s completely arbitrary. According to Jade: “In Philadelphia, two of the four remnants from 1876 are fair toilet buildings.” Jade’s project is not even close to being finished, but neither are some of the buildings that remain from World’s Fairs past.