Kansas City Photographer Documents Legacy Of Black Cowboys

Exceptional pix and part of our local culture is worth a peek this morning.

Forgive the Lil Nas X reference but his work makes me laugh.

Check the more serious artsy consideration . . .

"Ivan's photography is utterly revealing about his subject matter. He's apt in capturing both a moment and feeling, evoking a sense of warmth and care in the imagery – he wants to represent them for who they are and celebrate their culture."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Ivan McClellan's celebratory photography tells the stories of black cowboys in America

Six years ago, Ivan McClellan was invited to a black rodeo by a filmmaker named Charles Perry. It was a transformative moment for Ivan, having seen thousands of black men and women riding horses, donning cowboy boots and hats for the very first time.