25 imagesCentral Texas Charreria - The rodeo tradition called charreada began in 16th century Spanish colonial Mexico as a celebration that marked the close of a major cattle round-up. Teams of cowboys, called charros, competed against each other in events of horsemanship and roping skills. The tradition continues today with more than 200 charreada teams in the US, 30 in Texas, preserving the technique and style of the historic Mexican charro. Teams compete each weekend in different homemade arenas, called lienzos. No cash prizes are awarded, just the respect of fellow charros. "Keep the money, keep the belt buckle, we just want the bragging rights," says Juan Gonzalez, President of the San Antonio Charro Association.
12 imagesAt three months, Kade Bauman couldn't hold his head up on his own. The doctors said to wait. He just might need a little more time. Then the seizures started. At one and a half years, Kade has been hospitalized six times in the last year. Diagnosed with epilepsy, cortical vision impairment and hypotonia, Kade's parents and grandparents, therapists and friends work together to give him the care he needs. "I knew we were strong, but I didn't know how strong," says Kade's mother, Annette Bauman. Kade holds his hands at rest on his chest during a bath. His neurologists see this gesture as a developmental sign of hope for improvement and recovery. Kade's three medical conditions, epilepsy, vision impairment and hypotonia, contribute to a global delay in his development. At one and a half, Kade cannot support his head, crawl or talk.
14 images"Our Town" is a photo column at the Columbia Daily Tribune in Columbia, Missouri. Every week a photographer is responsible for a feature photograph and article reflecting a slice of life in mid-Missouri. I focused my efforts on women and minorities as they were underrepresented in the photo columns prior to my arrival at the Tribune.
40 imagesA road-trip across Texas along the historic Goodnight-Loving cattle trail for Texas Highways Magazine. The original story of Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving became the basis for Larry McMurty's novel Lonesome Dove.