"Entre Caballos" by Antonio Gómez
For over a decade, Las Vegas photographer Antonio Gómez has captured the ritual of the modern Charrería, a tradition that links to the working vaqueros, the cattlemen of the Spanish-ruled west. (And from that came forth the American cowboy, and what is known as the modern rodeo). “More then the national sport of Mexico, it is something that evokes enormous pride in all Mexican no matter where they live,” says Gómez on his Kickstarter page for a planned book. “Charrería considers etiquette just as important as athletic agility." Gómez has curated his photography, that along with works by Mexican poet José María Limon, will be a document that uses text and image to present an intimate interpretation of a culture that shaped the West.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.