Rodeo clown

Gerry Olson rodeo clown
March 27th, 1972 — Edmonton — Rodeo always fascinated me as the cowboys were so casual about breaking bones; even more casual than motorcycle racers. Because I was young and could run fast I was one of few photographers allowed in the ring during the bull riding events at the Canadian National Rodeo Championships in Edmonton. Being in the ring was the only way to get photographs like this one of rodeo clown Gerry Olson pulling the tail of a bull who had just dumped his rider.

Updated: October 25, 2015 — 10:57 pm