Photographer Kurtis Sutley will present images he has captured at rodeos throughout the country at Tuesday's meeting of National Park Photography Club at the Garland County Library. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m.
"Nothing evokes the mythic American West like a rodeo. We have always romanticized the American cowboy and rodeos were created to showcase their skills and talents. Today, rodeos -- including many types of roping and riding events -- are a great American pastime, attracting tens of millions of people," a news release said.
Sutley has had a lifelong interest in photography. He grew up on cattle ranches in Arkansas and Oklahoma, "so horses and cowboys are natural photographic subjects for him," the release said. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he studied Psychology and Military Science. After graduation, he entered Air Force pilot training. He retired from the Air Force in 1995 at the rank of lieutenant colonel. Sutley and his wife, Susan, have lived in Hot Springs Village since 2000. Although they have traveled the world, their favorite travels are those they take within the United States. He is a member of the Arkansas Outdoor Photography Club, the Hot Springs Village Camera Club, and the Photographic Society of America.
There are a number of upcoming opportunities to photograph rodeos within a short drive of Hot Springs. These include the Ozark Region College Rodeos in Texarkana, the Magnolia Stampede, and Barrel Racing contest in Pine Bluff. "If you are an action photographer or if you just love horses and cowboys, you will not want to miss this interesting presentation," the release said.
NPPC welcomes new members who are interested in expanding their photography skills in a collegial and supportive environment. A one-year membership to NPPC is $20.Society on 02/16/2020
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