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Collection of Photographs Aims to Capture the Face of Texas

  The Face of Texas is a book featuring nearly 80 portraits of various Texans, from the famous such as George Strait and Beyonce, to the lesser known state residents, including cheerleaders, ranchers and beauty queens. The book is a collection of photographs taken by Michael O’Brien in a span of over 30 years. The […]

 

The Face of Texas is a book featuring nearly 80 portraits of various Texans, from the famous such as George Strait and Beyonce, to the lesser known state residents, including cheerleaders, ranchers and beauty queens.

The book is a collection of photographs taken by Michael O’Brien in a span of over 30 years. The Face of Texas was first published in 2003. The second edition features over a dozen new portraits.

Each photo is accompanied by a short profile of the subject written by O’Brien’s wife, Elizabeth.

Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin spoke with Michael and Elizabeth about the book. Michael O’Brien explained why he chose a picture of Willie Nelson for the cover.

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Maggie Martin

Maggie Martin

Producer, Houston Matters

Maggie Martin is a producer for Houston Matters, the award-winning public affairs radio program on News 88.7FM. Originally from upstate New York, Maggie started her public radio career at WFUV, Fordham University’s public radio station in New York City. She’s also worked with The Brian Lehrer Show at WNYC, On...

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