[E11] Black Rodeo, Tricia Turner
DOG is proud to present a new book release and photo exhibition by Tricia Turner.
Black Rodeo is a celebration of Black Americana, inspired by the social narratives and history of African-American heritage and cowboys in rodeo culture.
Captured over the past two years while traveling across California and the American Southwest, Turner’s series depicts the culture, lifestyle, and pride of lifelong rodeo cowboys and their generational legacy, with a dedication to early predecessors like Myrtis Dightman, the first African-American to break the color barrier and compete at the National Finals Rodeo.
Deconstructing the myth of the American cowboy and negative stereotypes surrounding Black masculinity and fatherhood, Black Rodeo is a visual anthology that looks into the past while documenting what each subject hopes to carry into the future—stylistically referencing the iconic visual tropes and imagery of the American West.
Tricia Turner is an advertising and editorial photographer working in the U.S. She has collaborated with numerous publications and brands including Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, Levi’s, and Gap.
Purchase the “Black Rodeo” book here.
Black Rodeo was designed by Landscape as part of an ongoing pro-bono initiative to support Black-owned businesses, which commenced in late 2020.