New Black West: America's Only Touring Black Rodeo
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2022
The Contemporary Austin - Rooftop
700 Congress Avenue, AUSTIN Texas

The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, formed in 1984, focuses on educating others about a community often overlooked in Western cowboy culture, but integral to its formation: Black cowboys and cowgirls. Photographer Gabriela Hasbun has spent over a decade photographing this unique rodeo, capturing the exciting performances as well as the stories of those behind the camera. The New Black West is a collection of these photos and narratives and a celebration of a unique cultural event. Denesha Henderson, a subject in the book, joins Gabriela for the conversation.

Moderator: Amanda Johnston, writer, artist, and founder of Torch Literary ArtsGabriela Hasbun, The New Black West: Photographs from America’s Only Touring Black Rodeo


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