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Amoung Charros and Poetry/Entre Charros y Poesias

A photographic series on Mexican cowboys that I want to have published as a fine art book that will also include cowboy poetry.

Amoung Charros and Poetry/Entre Charros y Poesias

A photographic series on Mexican cowboys that I want to have published as a fine art book that will also include cowboy poetry.

$2,182
pledged of $16,000pledged of $16,000 goal
37
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 4 2016 7:50 AM UTC +00:00

About

I have been photographing this tradition, both in Mexico and in the United States, for the past eleven year.  This photographic document is an intimate look into the Mexican sport that is Charrería (the Mexican version of a rodeo).  

More then the national sport of Mexico, it is something that evokes enormous pride in all Mexican no matter where they live.  Charrería considers etiquette just as important as athletic agility.  For the competition, the Charro must wear a specific colorful uniform and perform various feasts of roping, horse mastery, and other farm related task.

 “Amoung Charros and Poetry/Entre Charros y Poesias”, creates a unique and intimate study and explores the struggles, pride, and mission of many Mexican that work to keep this tradition alive with hopes of passing it to the next generation to help them remember where they came from.

This documentary study of black and white photographs are paired with some traditional Charro poetry (similar to cowboy poetry) that are spread out throughout the book.  The poems, written by published Mexican poet José María Limon Parga, are not only inspiring, colorful, and sometimes sarcastic, they enhance the viewing experience of the book, and also provides a special window into this unique cultural party that is known as a Mexican Fiesta. 

THE  BOOK: 

The book is a fine art photography coffee table type; it is museum quality; hard cover and wrapped with cloth, with an image stuck on front onto a debossed area. It will be 10 x 13 format, 96 pages with 60 images and printed in Italy in one of the finest fine art printing companies in the world.

NONE MONETARY SUPPORT: 

Because networking plays a vital role in making this type of project a success, please help me support this project by sharing this link with as many people as you can.  Tweet it, post it on Facebook, send an e-mail to a friend or simply talk about this photo project in your next gathering.  Simply said; help me get it out there anyway you can.  Your help on this is as important and as appreciated as your financial help.

Thank you in advance for your support,

J. Antonio Gómez

Risks and challenges

The main challenge for this project is getting the financial support. Once the book is printed the only challenge that might arise is getting the book delivered on time by the printing company because of its overseas location. I have allocated an extra month for delivery just in case this issue occurs. All of the images and poems have been selected. The design and layout of the book have been developed and only minor changes may be needed.

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