Black Cowboys

Documenting the spirit of black rodeo in America.

Bill Pickett Rodeo, Denver

The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo is the country's only all-black rodeo. Based in Denver, Colorado, a large national association of black cowboys compete in rodeo venues across the nation. Here, a young cowboy waits for action to start at the Denver, Colorado arena.

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Saddle bronc rider, Los Angeles, California.

Bill Pickett Rodeo, Bakersfield

Bareback rider. Bakersfield, California.

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Post-rodeo cool down. Houston, Texas.

Bill Pickett Rodeo, Washington D.C.

Calf roping. Denver, Colorado.

Rodeo Grand Marshall, Bakersfield

Master of ceremonies. Bakersfield, California.

Invocation prayer, Bakersfield, California.

Invocation prayer, Bakersfield, California.

Bill Pickett Rodeo, Los Angeles

Invocation prayer, Los Angeles, California.

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Rodeo clown and makeup. Los Angeles, California.

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Cowboy friends. Los Angeles, California.

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