Part of the Program: Lectures and Events
Photographer Ron Tarver discusses his series of photographs documenting the lives of black cowboys. The grandson of a working cowboy, Tarver spent years traveling throughout the United States, documenting the lives of men and women who continue the legacy of black cowboy culture. A Philadelphia Inquirer staff photographer for more than thirty years, Tarver shares the newspaper’s 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his work on a series documenting violence in the Philadelphia public school system. Tarver’s photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He currently teaches at Swarthmore University.