image above: Daniel Kramer, Bullfighter, Leon Coffee, 2019
Art Car Museum’s new exhibit:
FOTOFEST 2020 – Daniel Kramer: GIDDY UP!! A Decade of Documenting the Houston Rodeo
Opening Night is Saturday, March 7th, 2020, 7-10 pm
March 7th through May 24th, 2020
Ann and James Harithas and The Art Car Museum are proud to announce our participation in FotoFest 2020, featuring award-winning photographer Daniel Kramer’s exhibition: Giddy Up!! A Decade of Documenting the Houston Rodeo.
As a young boy, Kramer was exposed to the culture of the cowboy during summers on his father’s ranch in Idaho. Relatives Bud & Bobby Kramer ran one of the largest ranches in the U.S. and provided stock to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo from the early 1950s until the late 1970s. Bobby Kramer is in the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas.
When Kramer moved to Houston he was naturally drawn to the Houston Rodeo, which calls itself the world’s largest entertainment event. The 2019 Rodeo had more than 2.5 million attendees. The sprawling 3-week spectacle includes the Rodeo, live music performances, a barbeque cook-off, a carnival, a livestock show, a parade and trail riders. He has documented the various aspects of the Houston Rodeo since 2007.
In 2014, he photographed the event for Smithsonian Magazine’s Instagram account. Later that same year, the project was selected by the American Society of Media Photographers as one of the Best Projects of the Year. Additionally, one photo was included in The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014 exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
FOTOFEST 2020 – Daniel Kramer: GIDDY UP!! A Decade of Documenting the Houston Rodeo (at the Art Car Museum) opens Saturday, March 7th, 2020 and runs through May 24th, 2020.
The Opening Night event takes place on Saturday, March 7th, 2020, from 7:00-10:00 pm, at the Art Car Museum, 140 Heights Blvd. – Houston, TX 77007. (Please note that all prints are for sale.)
Free parking has been arranged by the museum at the West End Multi-Service Center, just north of the museum. Follow the signs.