TONY GLEATON has pursued an artistic career as a photographer since 1974. His interest in rodeo performers and black and Native American cowboys influenced a series of portraits of African-, Native-, Euro-, Mexican, and Mexican-American cowboys shot throughout Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Idaho, Kansas, and Colorado. His relationship with the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico influenced a body of work shown in Mexico, Cuba, and the US by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. He is the recipient of a Durfee Foundation Award, and a grant from the Samoan Archives of the Oceanside Public Library to photograph present day American Samoa.
Artist: Tony Gleaton
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