Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Photographer Rob Hann's "Six Man Football in West Texas"

All this week, we're featuring the work of photographer Rob Hann.  Hann was born in England, and has worked for many publications in the UK and the US, including The Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Wired (UK), Glamour, and many others.  He enjoys West Texas, and has two series on his website which we'll feature here this week:  "Six Man Football in West Texas," and "Deserted States of America."

Here's a shot of the Sierra Blanca Vaqueros, from Hann's series, "Six Man Football in West Texas."  Hann's website says: 
"Football is important in Texas. The tiny, remote towns of Far West Texas are often too small for high schools to sustain a regular football programme, sometimes having less than 50 students, boys and girls, in the school. In that part of the country Six Man Football thrives. Devised in Nebraska in 1934, the game is played throughout West Texas today and is a big part of small town life. The game is fast and high scoring and all kids, whatever their abilities, can play their part. I loved my time out there and remember well the thrill of driving an empty desert road towards a distant patch of green under lights burning bright in the Texas night."  

To read Hann's bio, click here.

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