Rory Doyle

Photographer
   
Delta Hill Riders
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Location: 38732
Nationality: USA
Biography: Rory Doyle is a working photographer based in Cleveland, Mississippi in the rural Mississippi Delta. Born and raised in Maine, Doyle studied journalism at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. In 2009, he moved to Mississippi to... MORE
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Delta Hill Riders
Copyright Rory Doyle 2022
Date of Work Dec 1969 - Ongoing
Updated Feb 2020
Location Mississippi
Topics Photography
This project explores the subculture of African American cowboys and cowgirls in the rural flatlands of the Mississippi Delta — a far cry from the Wild West. Historians estimate that one in four cowboys were African American following the Civil War, yet this population was drastically under-represented in popular accounts. This work sheds light on a band of horse riders historically overlooked.
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