James Radke photographs now available in Global Fayre online store
Our decision to open Global Fayre in the downtown district of Springfield was partially driven by our desire to be a part of the downtown ‘scene’ perhaps best embodied by the ever-growing First Friday Art Walk. Fair Trade carries with it a strong sense of community, and for us that means the local community just as much as the communities around the world that are home to the many artisans and producers that make the beautiful items you can see in our store.
Our support of artisans in the Springfield community has until now contained itself to profiling a local artist whenever we get the chance, plus inviting local musicians to play for First Friday. Now we’ve extended that support to our online store, where we’ve just added some great work from a local photographer, James Radke. You can check out his blog here.
Here’s James bio:
Photographer James Radke has put down roots in many areas across the United States. He has lived on both sides of the Rockies in Colorado to the shores of the Carolina coast. He lived in the Ozarks during the seventies and moved towards the northern California coast in the mid eighties and finally returned the Ozarks in 2003.
James’s photographs have been exhibited from Tokyo to Mannheim and San Francisco to Daytona Beach.
James’s work should categorized as Fine-Art Reportage or photo journalism. When looking at these photographs you are looking at Springfield and the Ozarks through his eyes. The images are simply the visual memories and the personal discoveries seen through Jim’s eyes.
And here are some of his images: