Bob Walters: Cowboy, Horseshoer, Photographer
September 15, 2012 –February 2, 2013
Retired horseshoer and cowboy Bob Walters of Dimmitt cowboyed in several western states, as well as in Texas on the J A, R O, Matador, and 6666 ranches from 1950 to 1966. He carried a camera with him in his warbag snapping photographs of cowboy life across the American West. Never considering himself an art photographer or cowboy photographer, Mr. Walters simply sought to record a part of American history during a time when most thought cowboys had disappeared. This exhibition will focus primarily on his photographs taken while cowboying on the region’s ranches.