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Ed Thompson December 14, 2009

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in United States.

From the Texas Hill Country Series, 2007

Ed Thompson (b. 1980, Wales) graduated from the London College of Communication with a Masters Degree in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography in 2007. He has photographed earthquakes,  evangelical cowboys and miniature railways. He tried to sabotage his own career by appearing on a reality TV photography show, but failed. His photographs have been published in the British Journal of Photography, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph magazine and L’espresso. His work has been exhibited at a number of international galleries and photo-festivals. He lives in East London with and is represented by Eyevine Photo Agency.

About the Photograph:

“While photographing the Texas Hill Country Series (2006-07) I spent some time at a Cowboy Church. The American psyche is filled with archetypical hero cowboys, from John Wayne to John McLane, the lone voices in the wilderness struggling for truth, justice and the American way. It was an endearing experience, and like many documentary photographers, I always come down with Stockholm syndrome. Although anti-American sentiment has been rife globally these past eight years, there has been a day of political change, a metamorphosis of America in the form of Barack Obama, the black sheriff. Maybe it’s time to give the new sheriff and his America another chance. You’d do it for Randolph Scott.”

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