Peter Sibbald

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Roughstock
Location: Toronto
Nationality: Canadian
Biography:                                             I am a Canadian non-fiction photographer, writer, documentary filmmaker, artist and educator... read on
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Roughstock
ROUGHSTOCK
Photographs of Rodeo Culture

Roughstock investigates contemporary North American small-town rodeo, a significant and adrenaline-charged tribal sub-culture that helps sustain a rural way of life for many who produce our local food. From its genesis in the colourful traditions of the 18th century Mexican vaquero (the first horse-mounted working cowboy), then knifing up through southwestern US "Indian country" into the Canadian west and around the global village on early television, rodeo now thrives in the countryside surrounding Toronto. Rather than reiterating the iconography of the performance, these photographs principally document the behind-the-chutes lives of people who, in the context of unabashed Christianity and proud family values, risk their lives in pursuit of both an enduring myth of rugged individualism and a freer way of being.



Thank you to Canadian Geographic for its support, and The Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for their assistance in the production and presentation of this work.



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Return to Nitassinan

By Peter Sibbald / Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Labrador Newfoundland, Canada — Return to Nitassinan/Homeland The Innu 1989-1996   Since at least the time of Christ, and until the..
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Elegy for a Stolen Land

By Peter Sibbald / Greater Toronto Area, Ontario Canada — Elegy for a Stolen Land "Retracing routes through my home place across decades, one’s mind and memory play..
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Trump, Fairness & Maquiladoras

By Peter Sibbald / Matamoros, Mexico — Were I an American voter, I would not be a Trump supporter, and yet the other day Canadian Broadcasting..
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Published

By Peter Sibbald / Canada — A SHORT LIST OF SELECTED CLIENTS BARRON'S BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC FORBES..
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Death of An Elder

By Peter Sibbald / Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Labrador Newfoundland, Canada — Death of An Elder As we approached the 20th anniversary of the passing of Innu elder, Mani Pasteen, I felt..
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Japan Diary

By © Peter Sibbald / Tokyo, Japan — JAPAN DIARY From the diary of Toshitugu Yagi, Karoshi* victim, age 43  "Let's think about slavery,..
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