Cowboys: Rancho La Rosita (from The Border Series), n.d.
Douglas Kent Hall (American, 1938 - 2008)
gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Museum purchase, 1986
Douglas Kent Hall, was born in Vernal Utah, where his elementary and high school years were spent with his grandparents on rural farms raising sheep and cows that he exhibited and sold at County Fairs; he was a rodeo contestant during high school. Hall attended Utah State University and the University of Utah and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in 1960. He earned his MFA in creative writing in 1953 from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, and began teaching. Around that time he borrowed a camera and discovered the joy of making photographs. Within a few years he resigned as a teacher and went off to the Southwestern landscape. Hall moved to New Mexico in 1977, inspired by the unique mix of people and places.New York to be a full-time photographer. His subjects ranged from rock stars, bodybuilders and flamenco dancers to prisoners, cowboys and the Southwestern landscape. Hall moved to New Mexico in 1977, inspired by the unique mix of people and places.