Fort Worth, Texas

Accession Number

Fort Worth, Texas

Garry Winogrand

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1974; printed 1978

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

9 1/16 in x 13 7/16 in (23.02 cm x 34.13 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Stanley T. Lesser, A.B. 1951, J.D. 1953

Subject matter
This image depicts a rearing horse and two men attempting to subdue it inside of an arena. The horse’s mane flows upwards as it leaps into the air. The size of the animal dwarfs the men struggling with the horse's rein. The men wear cowboy boots, dark pants and wide brimmed cowboy hats. The image was created with a flash bulb, which is evident in the white reflections gleaming off of the horse and man’s eyes. In spite of the flash, components of the image still appear blurry—especially the background of the scene. Above the arena hang multiple rows of flags, which are blurred by the long exposure of the camera. The angle at which the image was created causes the arena’s walls to slope diagonally within the frame, which lends to the feeling of instability and tension created by the rearing horse.

Physical Description
Photographed inside a rodeo arena, this image depicts a rearing horse and two men attempting to subdue it.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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Rural life
arenas (sports buildings)
cowboy boots
cowboy hats
horseback riding
men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art
riding horses (animals)

7 Related Resources

Art of interest to Judaic Studies
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
(Part of: Artist Associations and Art Movements)
Cowboys and Cowboy Art
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)
Jewish Photographers 
(Part of: Ethnicity and Race)
Garry Winogrand
(Part of: Modern Jewish Photography F22 - Dash Moore)

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