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Revealing Character: Texas Tintypes by Robb Kendrick
     

Revealing Character: Texas Tintypes by Robb Kendrick

by Robb Kendrick
 

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The cowboy of the 19th century gave Texas its character.His honesty, steadiness, sense of humor, work ethic and determination, created as our state grew up on the range, remain as Texans' indigenous values. In the minds of many, the Texas Cowboy is now only myth or legend, but Robb Kendrick's Texas Tintypes manifests what is known in the souls of Texans

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The cowboy of the 19th century gave Texas its character.His honesty, steadiness, sense of humor, work ethic and determination, created as our state grew up on the range, remain as Texans' indigenous values. In the minds of many, the Texas Cowboy is now only myth or legend, but Robb Kendrick's Texas Tintypes manifests what is known in the souls of Texans everywhere: the cowboy remains. Documenting the 21st-century working cowboy in Revealing Character, renowned photographer Robb Kendrick has used the historical ferrotype or "tintype" method of photography—and allows each cowboy or cattlewoman to speak in "Field Notes" with quiet candor for him-or herself. The photographic exhibition entitled Revealing Character: Robb Kendrick's Texas Tintypes opens at the Witte Museum in San Antonio in September 2005. One section of the exhibition will examine the process of creating the ferrotypes through didactic panels and images of Kendrick working in the field. Posters and a line of stationery products accompany the exhibit.

Author Biography: The photographs of ROBB KENDRICK, a native of Spur, Texas, have appeared in many magazines—Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, LIFE, Time, and US News and World Report—but perhaps most notably in National Geographic. His work was honored with inclusion in Through the Lens: National Geographic's Greatest Photographs (2003) and his was the cover image for In Focus: The Greatest Portraits of National Geographic (2004). He lives near the Texas Hill Country town of Blanco with his wife, Jeannie, and two sons on the lavender farm and wildlife habitat they have established.

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Ever since he was a teenager, photographer Robb Kendrick has been enthralled by tintypes. In Revealing Character, he utilizes this luminous 19th-century technology to capture the visages of 21st-century Texas cowboys and cattlewomen. Accompanying each image are reflections by these modern-day frontier workers.
Dallas Morning News
"True artistry."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"a fascinating book of portraits. They, like the mythology that sometimes surrounds cowboys, are far from finely focused."
Brilliant magazine
"When I first saw the cowboy photographs, my eyes played a trick on my mind."
Abilene Reporter News
"he(Kendrick)...brings tales of Wild West Texas ranches into...urban museums and onto living room coffee tables. The portrait...tells a timeless tale of American life, American dreams and the American frontier."
Continental magazine
"The images truly portray the spirit of Texas cowboys--determination, integrity, humility and a strong work ethic."
Bryan College Station Eagle
"...the book of the year in Texas...an elegant tribute to the working cowboy."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931721639
Publisher:
Bright Sky Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Pages:
15
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 7.62(h) x (d)

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San Antonio Express News
"A true labor of love."

Meet the Author

Robb Kendrick is a photographer for National Geographic.

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