Photography

Leon’s Lens

Sep 30, 1998 By Anne Dingus

In the Central Texas town of Seguin, Leon Kubala has been documenting life and death for more than fifty years, one picture at a time.

The Photographers

Feb 1, 1998 By Texas Monthly

Lights! Camera! Acknowledgments! Presenting the lensmen and lenswomen who made this issue possible.

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Overbeek

Jan 1, 1998 By Jordan Mackay

FOR WILL VAN OVERBEEK, traveling from his home in Austin to Harlingen to shoot the Marine Military Academy (see “A Few Bad Boys,”) wasn’t anything new: Ten years ago he did the same thing (for a proposed photo essay that never got published). In fact, photographing cadets has been…

What a Drag

Aug 31, 1997 By Jordan Mackay

Celebrity portraiture often requires that the subject be ready for anything. An imaginative photographer like Houston’s Pam Francis will conjure up unusual settings and costumes to best evoke her subject’s true nature, as when she lured oil tycoon Oscar Wyatt and his German shepherd to the roof of a building…

Hail, Mary Ellen

Jun 30, 1997 By Jordan Mackay

For thirty years Mary Ellen Mark has made her name as a documentary photographer by not shying away from tough assignments, whether that means traveling for six months in India to shoot circus folk or infiltrating the world of runaway kids in Seattle. Chronicling life at Abilene’s House of Yahweh…

Marathon Man

Apr 1, 1997 By Josh Daniel

In 1988, when James H. Evans was in his mid-thirties, he left behind a successful photography studio in Austin and moved to remote Marathon, where he took a job as a cook at the Gage Hotel and shot pictures on the side. “Everyone thought I was nuts,” he says. “I…

Running With the Big Dogs

Dec 1, 1996 By Anne Dingus

From Fred Gipson’s fictional Old Yeller to A&M mascot Reveille and Lyndon Johnson’s beleaguered beagles, dogs have always reigned as Texans’ pets of choice. The long line of distinguished dog lovers includes John Graves of Glen Rose, Texas’ writer emeritus, and acclaimed Beaumont photographer Keith Carter, who joined forces for…