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Writer Takes a Snapshot of Texas Ranching Women

Allen Public Library

In Texas, many women are on farms and ranches.  Award-winning photographer and writer, Alyssa Banta, spent time with women who work the land and published a book entitled "Texas Ranch Sisterhood: Portraits of Women Working the Land."

Join Alyssa Banta at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at a free live virtual event at  https://allentx.swagit.com/live/  Submit questions until 8:30 p.m. that evening through [email protected]

Ranch women work from dark to dark, working along hired hands and their husbands. Blazing trails through unforgiving scrub or roping a steer, they are also mothers and wives. 

Alyssa spent over a year following more than a dozen Texas women through their grueling daily routines, from the messy confines of the working chute to the sprawling reaches of the back pasture. The result of this unprecedented access is an intimate portrait of the challenges and achievements of the ranch women of the Lone Star State, along with the land and livestock that sustain them.

From 2001 to 2010, Alyssa traveled the world as a conflict photographer for Smithsonian Magazine, Harper’s, the New York Times magazine, and the Red Cross.  Alyssa also serves on the Board of Trustees at Austin College in Sherman, TX.

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  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 @ 7:30 pm   2021-04-29 19:30:00 2021-04-29 22:30:00 America/Chicago Writer Takes a Snapshot of Texas Ranching Women //artandseek.org/calendar/event/106606/writer-takes-a-snapshot-of-texas-ranching-women Allen Public Library, 300 North Allen Drive, Allen, TX, 75013

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