Destruction Derby at the Astrodome


Geoff Winningham ( American, 1943 )


The Cronin Gallery

negative 1973, print 1976
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General Description

Geoff Winningham's series A Texas Dozen consists of 15 photos recording public participation in popular rituals—college football, the rodeo, and high school proms. Although often capturing unattractive or painful moments, he always does so with a certain charity and kindness. His crisp black and white photographs recall society's reenactment of flawed myths with dignity and pleasure.

Adapted from:

Sue Graze, DMA unpublished material, 1981.

Related Multimedia

Gallery talk by Geoff Winningham, artist