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Still: Cowboys at the Start of the Twenty-First Century 
 
  
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Hardcover 
232 pages 
University of Texas Press 
Published 2008 
  
There are different versions of this book including a deluxe edition with an original tintype - www.robbkendrick.com  
  
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"Still was Robb Kendrick's first choice for the title of this book—not only because of the dictates of the large-format lens and its long exposures (the subjects had to stand real still), but because he believes in the historical stamina of American cowboys, in their enduring place in the national image and in the fact that a century from now these people will be part of our energetic, vital, independent spirit, still." 
  
- Marianne Wiggins  
  
"The outside circle is the longest, widest-ranging path that a cowboy travels in rounding up cattle. Here one usually goes for the longest periods of time without seeing one's comrades. The cowboy assigned to ride the outside circle is invariably the most competent and experienced member of the crew. . . . Robb Kendrick rode the outside circle and returned with immense revelations." 
  
- Jay Dusard  
  
The cowboy may well be the quintessential American icon. Robb Kendrick has been photographing cowboys for twenty-five years, creating a magnificent artistic record that recalls the work of earlier photographers such as Edward S. Curtis, whose portraits of Native Americans have become classics. Kendrick even uses an early photographic process—tintype—to create one-of-a-kind photographs whose nineteenth-century appearance underscores how little twenty-first-century cowboys' ways of working and types of gear and dress have changed since the first cowboy photographs were made more than a century ago.  
  
In Still, Robb Kendrick presents an eloquent collection of tintype cowboy photographs taken on ranches across fourteen states of the American West, as well as in British Columbia, Canada, and Coahuila, Mexico. The photographs reveal the rich variety of people who are drawn to the cowboying life—women as well as men; Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and African Americans as well as Anglos. The images also show regional variations in dress and gear, from the "taco" rolled-brim hats of Texas cowpunchers to the braided rawhide reatas of Oregon buckaroos. Marianne Wiggins, author of a recent novel about Edward S. Curtis, introduces the volume, and Jay Dusard, a photographer renowned for his cowboy images, provides the afterword. Robb Kendrick tells the backstory of the project in his photographer's notes, while also interweaving stories from the cowboys themselves among the images.  
  
Both an evocative work of art and a masterful documentary record, Still honors the resilience of modern cowboys as they bring traditional ways of living on the land into the twenty-first century.  
  
Robb Kendrick, a sixth-generation Texan who contributes regularly to National Geographic, focuses his efforts on in-depth projects that use historic photographic techniques such as the tintype process.  
  
Marianne Wiggins is the author of eight novels, including The Shadow Catcher, and two collections of short stories. Her work has been nominated for a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.  
  
Jay Dusard has published five books of photography, including his classic The North American Cowboy: A Portrait. His work has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
 
  
 
  

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Revealing Character: Robb Kendrick's Texas Tintypes 
  
Robb Kendrick (Photographer)
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Still: Cowboys at the Start of the Twenty-First Century 
  
Robb Kendrick (Photographer); Marianne Wiggins (Essay); & Jay Dusard (Afterword)
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