Photographs of Cowboys in the 21sr Century Featured at Nailya Alexander Gallery


NEW YORK, NY.- Nailya Alexander Gallery is presenting “Jane Hilton: Dead Eagle Trail,” the artist’s most recent project (2006-2010) about American cowboys and their way of life in the twenty-first century. This is Jane Hilton’s first solo exhibition in New York, featuring twenty color photographs, all taken by a 4 x 5 inch camera. The exhibition runs from through July 15, 2011 at 41 E 57th Street, Suite 704. Jane Hilton (b. 1965), a London based photographer and filmmaker, has been captivated by a cowboy lifestyle since her childhood in suburban England, when she watched Westerns on the television. An opportunity to work on various projects in the US for the last two decades ignited her passion to explore American culture. On one of her assignments she learned about a seventeen-year-old cowboy, Jeremiah Kirsten, who traveled from his native Alaska to Mexico on horseback for two years, earni