From bondage to freedom the Black Cowboys remain a staple in our culture.

From jumping deer for property owners in South Carolina, to settling the West with the Buffalo Soldiers, to cattle drives from Texas to Colorado, from the Lone Ranger to Stage Coach Mary the Black Cowboys and Cowgirls are a staple in our culture and the practiced tradition are alive today in trail rides, rodeos and Buffalo soldier reenactments.

Artist Bios

  • Brian Branch-Price

    Brian Branch-Price began his career as a freelancer for The Washington Post, then staffing with The News Journal in Wilmington, DE followed up with the Associated Press in Trenton, NJ. Currently Brian provides editorial work for publishers and focuses on portraiture, reportage and fine art photography.

    Brian earned degrees of Environmental Geology and Fine Arts from Howard University. Brian enjoys cycling and is a member the Major Taylor Cycling Club of New Jersey, American Society of Media Photographers and The National Association of Black Journalists: Visual Task Force and VTF Parliamentarian.

    Brian’s hero’s are his parents, children, Moneta Sleet, Jr, Roland Freeman and hometown photographers Irvin Penn and Margaret Bourke White of Plainfield, NJ.


  • Photoville


    Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

    In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

    By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.

    Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

    For more information about Photoville visit,

The Black Cowboys of America

 archive : 2023

Featuring: Brian Branch-Price

Presented by: Photoville
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1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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I would like to thank my family for their support along with the cowboys and cowgirls who participated in the project.

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