Photographer Travis Gillett’s Angola Prison Rodeo Series

In a powerful series of photographs, Travis Gillett lets viewers inside a little-known world. The project, called “Freedom Behind Bars: Angola Prison Rodeo,” is made up of portraits and action shots, and all are captured with an almost tangible tenderness. Started back in ’64, the Angola Prison Rodeo at Louisiana State Penitentiary is meant to give inmates (of whom 75% will never leave the prison) a chance to have family and friends visit. It’s also a triumphant little reminder of the freedom of the outside world. See more images at booooooom.