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Laurence Watts – Looking West
Laurence Watts – Looking West
Laurence Watts – Looking West
Laurence Watts – Looking West
Laurence Watts – Looking West
Laurence Watts – Looking West
Laurence Watts – Looking West
Laurence Watts – Looking West
Laurence Watts – Looking West

Laurence Watts – Looking West

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Uneven Press
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Expanded Second Edition

Looking West, by Laurence Watts, is a photographic work that examines performative masculinity in Australian Rodeo subculture and the iconography of the Cowboy. It aims to destabilise notions of masculine identity by revealing its construction through social performance. The series is underpinned by a semi-narrative throughline of ‘searching for the cowboy’. This search finds that long after the West has been won, and the Frontier closed, the Cowboy exists as a set of visual cultural ideals through which masculinity is articulated in Rodeo sub-culture, utilising the sartorial codes of the Western hat, boots, shirt and belt buckle.

SPECIAL EDITION
A special edition of 25 copies includes a pigment print, 25 x 20cm (shown in last image). A handful of copies are available via the dropdown menu – please note these will be dispatched late August / early September.

72 pages, 27.6 x 23 cm, softcover with slipcase, Uneven Press (Sydney).