In 1979 the Amon G. Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth commissioned Richard Avedon to do photo essay on the American West. The project took four years to complete, and the photos weren't printed until 1985. What resulted is a remarkable portrait of the people of the region that includes oil field workers, coal miners, cowboys, drifters, cooks, waitresses, and any number of other types. This is oil field worker Jerry Don Keeter of El Reno, Oklahoma as he was in 1980. I think he's beautiful, and if there is interest, I will do a future series on Richard Avedon's take on the West.