Revealing Character: Texas Tintypes by Robb Kendrickby Robb Kendrick
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 photographyand 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 magazinesSports Illustrated, Smithsonian, LIFE, Time, and US News and World Reportbut 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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Robb Kendrick is a photographer for National Geographic.
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