Shelley Calton: Hard Knocks: Rolling with the Derby Girls

The women of Houston’s roller derby league get shot

Within the raucous world of roller derby, photographer Shelley Calton reveals an uplifting theme: empowerment. The artist, who has the dramatic eye of a veteran sports photographer and the empathy of a skilled portraitist, will sign Hard Knocks: Rolling with the Derby Girls, her new book of black-and-white photographs of the women athletes, today at Bering & James. Beautiful, badass and proud, the women of the roller derby are a compelling subject, especially in the hands of a photographer like Calton. 6 to 9 p.m. 805 Rhode Place. For information, call 713-705-0207 or visit www.shelleycalton.com. Free.
Thu., July 9, 6-9 p.m., 2009

 
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