20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Young girl climbing a fence at a junior rodeo competition in Oklahoma

The girl participated in a junior rodeo event. She was new to competing, and while all the other participants raced for time, she did not. She focused on form. Her climbing the fence, struggling to mount each rung, was almost metaphoric to her struggle on horseback.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T8i
Copyright: © Katja Bethune