Visions of the American West have long been a part of our culture, but the way of life of the cowboy and the family-run ranch is fast disappearing. In this project I hope to capture the essence of this way of life before it is gone.
I strive to create images that will remind us of a simpler life that has been a deep part of our history, one where hard work and stoicism are part of the daily experience, while at the same time sharing rich moments of grace and beauty in a life lived under the wide-open western skies.
In visiting and revisiting many ranches in Montana and New Mexico, and following the families who work their land, I have seen how rapidly their world is changing: one of the ranches I first visited is already gone.
Landry Major is an award winning fine art photographer based in Los Angeles, California. While her personal work is her priority, she continues to accept a limited number of commissions. She believes there are heroes in all of us. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter and other select publications.
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