It's time to wrap up the Marlboro Man theme of this week from the previous two posts by featuring the real cowboys of America. Luis Fabini's Horsemen of the Americas series documents the lives of stockmen not only in the US and Canada, but also throughout the rest of the American continent.
In this series, you will find cowboys from North America, charros from Mexico, llaneros from Colombia and Venezuela, chagras from Ecuador, chalanes and qorilazos from Peru, huasos from Chile, gauchos from Uruguay and Argentina, and pantaneiros and vaqueiros from Brazil.
Their attire may be different, but they wear the same expressions on their faces; that of quite diligence and determination that mirrors the rugged land that they work on.
Sadly, these different cultures that have helped shaped the histories of their countries are slowly disappearing, giving way to more modern livestock practices. It is thus of great benefit for future generations that Mr. Fabini took almost eight years of his life to document these different groups.
Check out more Marlboro Men over at Mr. Fabini's website. All of the Horsemen of the Americas images above were taken from the PDN Photo of the Day website.