/ 2017 / Press / Sports

Don't Let Go!!

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Sports
  • Photographer
    Gill Williams, New Zealand

Tie-down roping is a competitive rodeo sport that arose out of the working practices of
cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later Central America, the United States, Canada,
South America, Australia and New Zealand, and tests the skills of those involved.
Despite certain countries banning rodeos or placing restrictions on certain practices,
events and equipment used they are still a popular sporting event that attracts many
supporters and competitors alike. There is huge opposition from animal rights and animal
welfare advocates, who argue that various competitions constitute animal cruelty yet this
sport continues around the world. I wanted the viewer's attention focused on the action
happening in this photograph. I also wanted to inspire the viewer to think about if this
practice is inherently inhumane and has no place in the civilized world or is in fact an
acceptable form of entertainment?

Awards Diploma In Digital Photography