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The Texas Ranch Sisterhood: Portraits of Women Working the Land
March 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for Women’s History Month as Alyssa Banta talks about her book, The Texas Ranch Sisterhood: Portraits of Women Working in Land. Most think of ranchers as exclusively men, but Banta’s photographs tell a different story. She will present the experiences of multiple women ranchers throughout Texas–some of whom are part of a long family legacy on the land. To truly understand ranch work, Banta spent more than a year with these women, living in their homes, and working with them in the field. The result is a terrific example of how to document the present for the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear her unique insights into the lives of women ranchers across the Lone Star State.
Alyssa Banta is an award-winning photojournalist and writer. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree of Austin College and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She has photographed for publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and Harper’s Magazine, and for the aid agencies United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Red Cross.