Cowgirls & Children of Rodeo Arcadia
With this body of work (it felt like) I had no choice……it pulled me along the road like a pied-piper, taking me where it would. This is a story of a land, of a county within the Heartland of Florida, where few people go – as most flock to the two coasts looking for beaches. It is a story of diverse communities living within the area of a small American town: the franchised and the disenfranchised bumping up against one another in a strange, unusual, comedic – sometimes hilarious – but harmonious way. Cowboys, cattle, the orange industry, workers from Mexico – legal, rodeos, antiques , closed-down mental institution where some of the inmates wandered into town and never left. The kindness of people to one another regardless of status. My first work – within this story – \"Cowboys & Oranges\" was just the beginning though I did not know it then. Here I give you: COWGIRLS CHILDREN of The RODEO ARCADIA SUSAN GEORGETTE, Photographer, Montreal April 13th, 2017.