Book party for, “An American Rodeo”

“New York City-based photojournalist, Patricia Sullivan, is not the likeliest person to chronicle the world of horse wranglers, bull riders and rodeo queens — but that’s exactly what she’s done for her recently released, heartfelt book, An American Rodeo. Sullivan, whose fine work has appeared in PAPER, among other publications, documents the cowboy legacy through a selection of action photos and compelling portraits she’s taken over the years in Buena Vista, Colorado. The high-risk sport grew out of everyday ranch tasks and this particular small town rodeo began as a harvest celebration called “Head Lettuce Day.” The book commemorates its 90th rough-and-tumble year. Through the stories she tells alongside the photos, Sullivan’s lens offers a window into the past as well as showing how the modern American West is still very much alive.” –

Come celebrate at Rodeo Bar. 375 3rd Ave. at 27th St. 212-683-6500

Sunday, December 11 from 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
Special holiday prices on book and refreshments.


About psullivan66

Patricia Sullivan is a New York City based photographer whose portraits and personal projects have appeared in New York Magazine, on HBO's "Bored to Death," TimeOutNY and other magazines. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Sullivan is drawn to the people "with broad shoulders" whose belief in just working hard and doing the right thing are keeping this whole planet together. Besides rodeo, she has photographed cops on motorcycles (in their off hours) and her mother, "the toughest woman I know."
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