Joseph Schell Photography

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America through the Eyes of the Rodeo

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Joe 1 Comment

I have always been drawn to cowboy culture and all of the gritty romanticism that comes with it. In researching rodeos to potentially photograph, I discovered a variety of themed rodeos that appeal to a diverse range of people. Which surprised me. I never knew how many types of rodeos are out there. In the past four years, I have attended a gay rodeo in the South Bay Area, an all black rodeo in Oakland, a Native American rodeo in Round Rock Arizona and several other rodeos in California, Oregon and Washington.


Through photographing these rodeos, I began to realize that rodeo culture in the US is much more diverse and farther reaching than I originally thought. It has been a real pleasure learning more about it. Here is a selection of photos from my ongoing rodeo project. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for taking a look.

SF Gay Rodeo

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by Joe No Comments

The annual Best Buck in the Bay Rodeo and Festival, sponsored by Golden State Gay Rodeo Association took place in La Honda on Sept 10 and 11, 2012. Contestants participated in bull riding, steer roping, chute dogging and other rodeo staples.