Craig Gibson – Kentucky Waterfalls

Kentucky Waterfalls was shot at Mulletfest 2020, a three-day mullet festival held at The Chelmsford Hotel in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Australia. The town itself was hit hard by the downfall of the coal mining industry in the early 1960’s and has since struggled to recover. Now with Mulletfest in its third year running, the town welcomes people from all over the world to participate and spectate in the celebration of the polarizing haircut. The festival is high energy and loud; fitting the self- identified stereotypes of bogan culture. These images are of some quieter moments.

Kentucky Waterfalls is now available as a self-published two-way zine.

Craig Gibson is a portrait and documentary photographer originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Craig moved to London shortly after appearing in the Fresh Faced+Wild Eyed show at The Photographers Gallery in 2015. Drawn to places, events, religions or obsessions that drive people congregate.