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Home Field: Texas High School Football Stadiums from Alice to Zephyr (Charles N. Prothro Texana Series)

Home Field: Texas High School Football Stadiums from Alice to Zephyr (Charles N. Prothro Texana Series)

Home Field: Texas High School Football Stadiums from Alice to Zephyr (Charles N. Prothro Texana Series)

“The promise of an empty football field is an irresistible force for those who understand and revere the game,” Jeff Wilson observes. Drawn by the sense of possibility and nostalgia inherent in every stadium, Wilson traveled the state of Texas to photograph high school stadiums for a photo essay that appeared in Texas Monthly in August 2005. The magazine’s readers responded with an outpouring of enthusiasm, and Wilson’s photo essay was nominated for a prestigious National Magazine Award.In Home Field, Wilson creates a unique photo portrait of nearly eighty Texas high school football stadiums, ranging from the bright lights, artificial turf, and seating for thousands at Southlake Carroll to the lone set of bleachers under the wide open sky in Veribest. Shot from the fifty-yard line facing the home stands, these photographs invite us to view each stadium from the same vantage point and experience it as an evocative place that holds a community’s collective memories. Accompanying the phot

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