The Horsemen of the Americas – Pictures of Working Cowboys by Luis Fabini

Luis Fabini became a photographer at the age of seven, when his father put a camera in his hand before the two went trekking across the Andes. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Luis has spent most of his life moving between South America, Europe and the United States, teaching himself photography on the way. He worked as a trekking guide and photographer in South America during his twenties, where he became fascinated with the working relationship between man and horse.

Luis now lives in New York City but still travels frequently in the Americas, developing his long-term project, ‘The Horsemen of the Americas’. This incredible collection of photos documents the lives of working cowboys–also known as chagras, vaqueiros, gauchos, huasos, and charros. This project has been a big part of his life since 2005. In the past 6 years alone, he’s visited 10 different countries in search of these remotely-situated, 21st-century cowboys.

To see more of Luis’s photography, visit his website or facebook page.

Chagras, Ecuador

Chagras, Ecuador

Vaqueiros, Sertao/ Brasil

Vaqueiros, Sertao/ Brasil

Cowboys at Pitchfork Ranch / Texas, USA

Cowboys at Pitchfork Ranch / Texas, USA

Vaqueiros, Brasil

Vaqueiros, Brasil

Cowboys at Haythorn Ranch, Nebraska / USA

Cowboys at Haythorn Ranch, Nebraska / USA

Gauchos, La Invernada Ranch, Uruguay

Gauchos, La Invernada Ranch, Uruguay

Chagras, Ecuador

Chagras, Ecuador

Guachos, Uruguay

Guachos, Uruguay

Cowboy, Pitchfork Ranch, Texas

Cowboy, Pitchfork Ranch, Texas

Huasos / Cordillera de los Andes, Chile

Huasos / Cordillera de los Andes, Chile

Chagras, Ecuador

Chagras, Ecuador

Cowboys / Haythorn Ranch, Nebraska

Cowboys / Haythorn Ranch, Nebraska

Chagras, Ecuador

Chagras, Ecuador

Charros, Mexico

Charros, Mexico

Chagras, Ecuador

Chagras, Ecuador

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