Louise Serpa Estate Collection - Over 50 Original Photographs for Sale
Louise Serpa Estate Collection
Over 50 Original Photographs for Sale
Louise Serpa (1925-2012)
Louise Serpa was born in 1925 in New York City. A trip to Nevada when she was a child made a lasting impression, and by 1943, she took a summer job at a dude ranch in Wyoming, where she was introduced to the world of rodeo. IN 1963, Serpa was the first woman allowed to be in the rodeo arena to photograph the action shots on film. She was also the first woman allowed on the courses of the Grand National in England, and the first to cover the Dublin Horse Show. In 2002, her lifetime work was recognized, as she received the Tad Lucas Memorial Award at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City. In 1999, she was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. In 2005, she received the PRCA Excellence in Photography Award. Rodeo, published by Aperture, shows Serpa's lifework.