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Through The Lenses of Ray Bankston and Don Shugart

Horse Photos from the University of North Texas Libraries

Sally Harrison

140 pages
University of North Texas Libraries
Through the Lenses of Ray Bankston and Don Shugart offers a captivating sample from the UNT LibrariesAE extensive collection of prints and negatives by two of the most prolific photographers of American Quarter Horses and horse show events in the South and Southwest during the last four decades of the twentieth century.\n\nWhile Ray Bankston and Don Shugart traveled extensively many of their clients including prominent ranches and prestigious performance horse events were located in Texas home of the American Quarter Horse Association the National Cutting Horse Association and the American Paint Horse Association. In addition to formal portraits of famous horses and their owners and riders their photo collections also contain never-before-published informal shots of riders and horse-show exhibitors as well as those of farms ranches rodeo arenas and performance rings of a bygone era.\n\nRay Bankston was the first photographer to document the National Cutting Horse Futurity and Don Shugart continued the tradition. Many of their action-packed photos of National Cutting Horse Association Triple Crown events in Fort Worth Texas are also included in the book.