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Luke Gilford

Luke Gilford is a filmmaker & photographer born in Denver, Colorado where his father was a champion bull rider and later a judge in the Professional Bull Riding Association. Luke studied Art at UCLA and his photography and films have been exhibited around the world; including MoMA in New York and FOAM in Amsterdam, as well as at Sundance’s NEXT festival. Luke has spent over three years documenting The International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA), the sole organizing body for LGBTQ+ cowboy and cowgirl communities in North America. His work has been featured in 'The New York Times', 'Vanity Fair', and 'Vogue'. Luke is currently based in Los Angeles and New York City.

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