"This book makes you feel like you are there, at the rodeo," Lexi Koch, Chaffee County Rodeo Queen, 2011.
Rodeo is a family affair. It's also an American sport developed from everyday ranch tasks. "An American Rodeo" is about one, small town rodeo in the mountains of Colorado that is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, 2011.
Selections from over ten years of action shots and portraits taken at the arena tell the story. Interviews with participants and local residents who remember the event when it was called "Head Lettuce Day" try to answer the question, "Why do we still love rodeo?"
Foreword by Dusty Richards, voted Best Living Rodeo Writer, "True West Magazine"
Sullivan's photo book, "An American Rodeo" was published through Blurb on June 13, 2011. Sullivan has been involved in both photo journalism and personal projects for over twenty years. She is attracted to projects about other people who are in the process of testing themselves, in overcoming or proving themselves. She has exhibited in group and solo shows and installations in New York City. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Timeout NY, PAPER Magazine and other publications and books. Her photography has appeared on HBO for the series, "Bored to Death." "The Party Dress Book," by Mary Adams, containing her work, came out in November in 2010. In her upcoming photo book, "The Mom Project," she examines her relationship with her extremely independent, 88-year-old mother.
AN AMERICAN RODEO Published May 25, 2011