Rodeo Houston I have been documenting the Houston rodeo – officially known as RodeoHouston – since 2007 when I went looking for a photo for my Houston Press photocolumn. Known as the largest entertainment event in the world, the three-week spectacle drew in more than 2.5 million people in 2014, when I covered the event for Smithsonian Magazine’s Instagram feed. The rodeo has many aspects: a trail ride, a parade through downtown Houston, a three-day barbecue cook-off, a carnival, music performances and of course, the actual rodeo itself. My ancestors have a connection to the Houston rodeo. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, my uncle Bud Kramer’s Montana horse ranch provided the rodeo with stock. In 2014, ASMP selected this project as one of the Best of 2014: http://asmp.org/best-2014-kramer#.VDVeiUtxuGQ Also in 2014, one photo from this project was exhibited at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s exhibition: The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014 and subsequently acquired for their permanent collection.