Jay Dusard - The North American Cowboy: A Portrait
Jay Dusard, a self-taught photographer, hasn't done too badly. Not bad at all, if you consider a 1981 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pulitzer Prize nomination, a couple of book awards - plus having studied and taught with legendary photographer Ansel Adams. Not bad for a guy with a degree in architecture who has cashed a few cowpunchin' paychecks in years past. With work published, exhibited and in collections worldwide, Jay Dusard is best known for his black-and-white images of the working cowboys and landscapes of the North American West. Jay taught photography for seven years at Prescott College, Arizona, and has conducted photography workshops for over thirty years. In 1992 he was nominated for the Kodak World Image Award for Fine Art Photography. Jay Dusard lives with his wife, Kathie, and their horses near Douglas, Arizona, where he finds time to punch cows and play jazz cornet. Photographer Jay Dusard raised the bar for portraits of working cowpunchers with his landmark book, The North American Cowboy. It's been out of print for nearly twenty years, and rare used copies are sometimes available at premium collector prices. The 100 unbound copies set aside in 1983 were believed lost for many years. Recently found in perfect condition they have been leather-bound and are now available in two limited offerings. Edition of 90: Leather-bound book in cloth slipcase. Digital silver print approved and signed by Jay Dusard. $250 plus $20 insurance. This first-edition book will never be republished, so here is your surest opportunity to obtain a copy. The leather binding and slipcases were designed and produced by Mike Roswell at Roswell Bookbinding in Phoenix, Arizona. The digital silver prints were made by Brooks Jensen at LensWork Publishing in Anacortes, Washington. Brooks pioneered the making of extraordinary facsimile fine-art photographs that are virtually indistinguishable from prints personally made by the photographer. A high-resolution digital negative is made from a master print supplied by the photographer, then contact printed onto premium black-and-white photographic paper, which is processed to the highest archival standards.