“The Great Plains” is a collection of images examining life in what is often considered flyover land. |||
Nine-year-old McKayla McCarville stands in the staging area outside of the Burwell arena where the 85th annual Nebraska's Big Rodeo is held. McKayla's father, Kirk McCarville, brought her to the rodeo and McKayla said that she nervously watched him compete in the rodeo's wild horse race. "This may be a small town, but it's got a big rodeo, and it's got a really big heart," Miss Burwell Rodeo Olivia Hunsperger said. In its 92nd year, the rodeo continues strong and serves as an economic stronghold for a small community in the Sandhills of Nebraska.
Chicago Freelance Photographer | Alyssa Schukar | Photojournalist