Jane Hilton’s Dead Eagle Trail photographs the 21st century cowboy.
The celebrated photographer Jane Hilton talks about her exhibition and book Dead Eagle Trail: America’s Twenty-First Century Cowboys, and the strong hold that the myth of the cowboy maintains over the American imagination.
“I mistakenly mentioned Brokeback Mountain once. That had a very interesting reaction,” she said with a mischievous laugh. “At first they denied knowledge of it, then one of them said, ‘I think I know what you mean. No, we won’t be seeing that’.”