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May 2019

Artist Statement

Fort Worth Stockyards

Craighead Green Gallery

Dallas Texas

 

As a photographer, if I were to say in a few words everything I am and everything I love to photograph, it would be to document the fathomless mystery of culture: the smell, taste, and most of all visual aspects of how man believes, dresses, speaks, carries out domestic ritual, and the many unique ways, lives life as inhabitants of this earth.

 

Recently I made an analogy of two photographs representing ancient cultures--one from the colorful vegetable market at Chichicastenango, in the El Quiché area of Guatemala and one from praying Palestinian men at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the highly sensitive Israeli-Palestinian part of Jerusalem.  These people are over 7,000 miles apart and their customs, language, dress and beliefs are as vastly different from each other as they are fascinating. 

 

Here in the state of Texas, is an as nearly fascinating analogy of customs and culture—people from the East Texas Caddo Lake and those from North Texas Fort Worth Stockyards.  These Texans all speak English, each in a different way—perhaps with influences--one from the French, another from Spanish.  One is a boat, hunting and fishing community, the other represents the old west cattle-herding and animal husbandry.  Both filled my camera viewfinder with incredible imagery I cherish.

 

CAROLYN BROWN PHOTOGRAPHER
Cowboy Diaries:  Exhibition Invitation
Cowboy Diaries: Exhibition Invitation
Drovers at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Drovers at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Glittering Saddle
Glittering Saddle
Ken Burrill and Vaquero
Ken Burrill and Vaquero
Tyler Peterson and Gotch
Tyler Peterson and Gotch
Kristin Jaworski and McCoy
Kristin Jaworski and McCoy
Drover Boot and Spur
Drover Boot and Spur
Donald Lee and Pete
Donald Lee and Pete
"The Herd" on Exchange Avenue
"The Herd" on Exchange Avenue
Saddle in Mule Barn
Saddle in Mule Barn
Tack Room at Horse and Mule Barn: built 1912
Tack Room at Horse and Mule Barn: built 1912
 Eye of Vaquaro
Eye of Vaquaro
Smiles: Jorge Rodriguez and Happy Longhorn
Smiles: Jorge Rodriguez and Happy Longhorn
Cowboy Coliseum 1908
Cowboy Coliseum 1908
Lasso Artist
Lasso Artist
Barrel Racer
Barrel Racer
Young Barrel Racer
Young Barrel Racer
Waiting for the Bulls
Waiting for the Bulls
Troupe from Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show
Troupe from Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show
Billy Bobs Honky Tonk 1910
Billy Bobs Honky Tonk 1910
Hat Works at Finchers
Hat Works at Finchers
Vintage Gate to Fort Worth Stockyards 1910
Vintage Gate to Fort Worth Stockyards 1910
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