Jay Dusard: The North American Cowboy: A Portrait. Photographs by Jay Dusard. Foreword by John Nichols. Introduction by Kurt Markus. First Edition. Squarish quarto. Mylar protected dust jacket. 83 plates reproduced in Fultone. Notes on photographs appended. Consortium Press, Prescott, AZ, 1983. 123 pp.
From 1981 to 1983, Jay Dusard traveled throughout western North America, riding with working cowboys, vaqueros and buckaroos, photographing them with his 8x10 view camera. In all, he covered 25,000 miles, working at about 45 ranches in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The resulting photographs depict with clairity, honesty and beauty the men and women of the range while avoiding the tendency many photographers have to reduce them to a series of visual and cultural cliches. Dusard, shares his experiences while working on this project in detailed notes, while the book's text discusses the various types of cowboys.
Slight splaying of boards. Very fine in mylar protected dust jacket.