This isn't a book about big-time rodeo. In the pages of this book, you will not find professional circuit events or national rodeo stars. The people of Rodeo Nebraska work all week on ranches and farms and compete on the weekends. For them, rodeo isn't a way to make a living, it's simply part of the living.
The photos in this book are driven by questions. What bring people to this sport? What is it like to compete in rodeos? Mark Harris gives action shots throughout the book for sure -- bone-crushing falls and the most majestic rides. He also turns the camera on the people: the communities that host rodeos and those who participate.
Harris gets up close and personal with his subjects, sometimes dangerously so. In these images, you see the good and the bad, the characteristics in the pictures are intrinsic to the event. Harris does justice to the rodeo in this book with words and pictures.