Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women - Photographs by Barbara Van Cleve
By Barbara Van Cleve. Softcover, large format, 176 pages.
No part of our nation has been more celebrated, glorified, and mythologized than the West. Here is a book on the women who are still shaping those myths.
The term "Hard Twist" refers to lariat rope that is tightly twisted. Van Cleve recognized that the term can also refer to a strong person that rarely breaks – much like women of the West.
Raised on a ranch in Montana, Barbara Van Cleve eloquently describes the life of women ranchers in words and pictures in Hard Twist. Her images and text document these women on the range, evoking their labor, their commitment, and the breathtaking landscapes in which they live.
Softcover, 176 pages.