By David Campion,Sandra Shields

Love it or hate it, the Calgary Stampede is a spot the place fable, background and spectacle collide. a hundred years after an American vaudeville cowboy first dreamed it up, the Stampede continues to be an unrivalled homage to the West.

Cowboy Wild used to be greater than a decade within the making. Photographer David Campion roamed the world’s largest Wild West express and taken again a suite of pictures that talk to our fascination with the cowboy. With wry humour, those images pull again the curtain and probe the contradictions that lie on the center of a fable that transforms heritage right into a tale in regards to the triumph of guy over nature, nostalgically regretted at the same time it's celebrated.

As the Stampede marks its a centesimal anniversary, the time is ripe for a e-book that is going past the hype. within the accompanying essay, author Sandra Shields makes use of the prism of the Stampede to provide a meditation at the that means of the West and its enduring carry on our collective imagination.

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