The Compton Cowboys Ride at Black Lives Matter Protests

Through photography by Ivan McClellan, Walter Thompson-Hernández and Akasha Rabut, as well as an essay by Miss Rosen, Dazed Digital explores the Compton Cowboys’ (a group of childhood friends “continuing the cowboy tradition of rebellion and reclaiming its roots”) recent participation in protests against systemic racism and police brutality in LA. Randy Hook—the cowboys’ leader and executive director for the non-profit organization Compton Junior Equestrians—explains …

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) …

Estancia El Puesto, Argentina

A family-owned and operated horseback hike into the Andes mountains

Even in the rain there’s an unplaceable charm to Estancia El Puesto. The home at the heart of the estate, an old goat farm, feels lived in—because it is. Owner Raul Labat has been entertaining guests there for years. Family members frequent the rooms, offering treats including dishes made with local produce. Labat himself shares stories and shows off their years worth of guest books. …