Starting this Thursday, football fans will be able to view the sport in a slightly different setting than usual.  Grit and Glory: Six Man Football, an exhibition of photography by Laura Wilson, showcases her work at Kristy Stubbs Gallery in Highland Park Village. 

The exhibition will run from Thursday, Sept. 15 through Thursday, Oct. 6.  Kristy Stubbs Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with evenings open by request.

After watching her three sons play high school football in Dallas, photographer Laura Wilson became interested in the six-man version of the sport.  For 11 years, she traveled around Texas, photographing players and fans to capture the rural tradition for Grit and Glory: Six Man Football.

Wilson worked as an assistant to Richard Avedon for six years, earning her work prestigious appearances in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post Magazine, Texas Monthly, and London’s Sunday Times Magazine.

She has produced several books, including Avedon at Work: In the American West, Hutterites of Montana (2000), Watt Matthews of Lambshead (1989), and Grit and Glory: Six Man Football (2003).

Kristy Stubbs Gallery is located at 25 Highland Park Village.


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