Rodeo Girls is an ongoing portrait project about young girls from Texas who compete in rodeos.
These individuals have a fundamentally different idea about their femininity and a contrasting attitude towards gender roles. They are engaged in activities that traditionally were reserved for men; they possess great physical strength and demonstrate their dominance over animals.
I am interested in the limitation these girls face in expressing their femininity and the transference of it onto animals.
— Ilona Szwarc
By gazing upon eyes which cannot see, these powerfully direct portraits allow us to contemplate, and appreciate, what it means to have sight or to be blinded — and how the differences of perception affect our understanding of others.
The people of Detroit are troubled, struggling, and coping with the harsh reality of living in a post-industrial city that has fallen on the hardest of times—but they are also surviving and occasionally thriving, unbroken by circumstances.
A masterfully conveyed narrative of loss, remembrance and those small tragedies that beset every family and every individual in their search for a place in the world. One of our top books for 2014.