Rodeo is an Inherently Dangerous Sport

Volta presents a series of photographs from the Carbondale Rodeo by Matt Dube

Rodeo is one of a few forms of sport with roots in practical origins. Out on the ranges of the American West, exceptional horsemanship and endurance are indispensable skills for making a living in an unforgiving landscape.

In a spectator-filled arena, the same abilities become an impressive display of finesse and raw power. After a few moments watching, one is awed by the spectacle and it is apparent that hard work, determination and drive for doing things well permeate the sport. The photographs in this exhibit, all shot in 2010 in Carbondale CO, represent a microcosm of these themes.

The images are digital photographs on glass and were produced by Fracture LLC of Gainesville.