"You are not just a way of life, but a symbol of resil­ience" – photographing black cowboy culture across the US

 Ivan McClellan
(Image credit: ©Ivan McClellan)

In his first book, photojournalist and visual artist Ivan McClellan takes us on a journey into cowboy culture in the US – and one thing is for sure, it's not like the movies of old.

Eight Seconds: Black Rodeo Culture by Ivan McClellan is the new photography book published by Damiani, and captures a gritty unedited account of cowboy culture in 21st Century America from a unique and personal perspective. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.