The 2011-2012 Tour season begins Thursday, October 27, with a guided visit to Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to view the “100 Years 100 Ranchers” photo exhibit, part of the Arizona Centennial celebration. Lunch will follow at the Golden Buddha Restaurant at the Chinese Cultural Center.
Scott Baxter, a Phoenix photographer, traveled tens of thousands of miles in his Ford pickup for nearly a decade, rounding up Arizona ranchers and shooting more than 15,000 frames of film for these 100 black and white portraits. Each photograph features a rancher whose family has been working the land since statehood or longer. At Terminal 4 from October to May, the photographic legacy then moves to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg and to the Tucson Museum of Art.
James Burns, Desert Caballeros museum director, praised Baxter’s work, saying “…I can’t imagine having a state centennial celebration and not having a project like Scott’s.”
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