COWBOYS, A LIVING MYTH
For more than a decade, I have been photographing the extraordinary force of life that men and horses must deploy in order to sustain themselves. The mystique of cowboys remained an enigma for me, and I committed myself to capturing their vanishing way of life. Starting with the Gauchos in Uruguay, I set out to photograph the different kinds of vaquero to be found all over the American continent. The lure of town to make more money, live more comfortably and to provide better for their families is strong. It isn’t the greatest pay in the world, but a cowboy absolutely loves his work and lifestyle.
© Luis Fabini