The World’s Most Famous Horse Race Has A Side Community Of Hustlers
This weekend marks what the derby itself calls “147th renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.” Photographer Lili Kobielski has photographed the Kentucky Derby for years, looking mainly at the outlandish outfits of the patrons who come from all over to attend the event.
“Part of my family is from Kentucky and they’re involved in horses,” she said, “so I spent many summers of my childhood in Louisville.” She became much more familiar with the derby itself after she spent years photographing the fashion for Vogue, but she was also drawn to the people who lived in the neighborhood surrounding Churchill Downs. This year she went to the derby looking to speak with people who live in Louisville about how the race weekend impacts them.……
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