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Dylan Coulter – photographs of cowboys

Dylan Coulter: It’s all about the concept by Phil Coombes on the BBC site

“Dylan Coulter, a photographer whose work has graced many billboards and front pages of magazines, and whose portfolio contains pictures of some of the biggest names in sport, has turned to home for his latest project and made photographs of his great aunts and uncles, the last cowboys.

The American West is a subject that has attracted many photographers and as chance would have it the birth of photography coincided with the development of what came to be known as the Wild West. The two became entwined, with photography and the cinema creating a mythological world where the figure of the cowboy became a central icon as the wilderness was “tamed”.”..…more

Here is a link to Dylan Coulter’s website

 

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