Black Cowboys On Fletcher Street !
Black Cowboys in Philadelphia streets ? Really ?
Check this out !
Martha Camarillo is a self-taught photographer from New York (and we LOVE her work !). She used to work in the fashion industry but she finds it more interesting to focus on the human, so she chose to use « photography [as] a tool for sociology ».
She introduces us to a very surprising environment through pictures of black cowboys in the center of Philadelphia from her Fletcher Street project.
Fletcher Street people ride their horses all day long on the streets, which is part of their culture and a way for them to stay away from drugs, violence and other street dangers.
Picture by Martha Camarillo
We were lucky enough to meet Martha Camarillo at her Paris exhibition, and grabbed the chance to have a little chat with her !
Thanks to Tido Berman for the hand on the video !!
Martha Camarillo is currently working on a documentary on Fletcher Street’s horsemen. Here’s the trailer !