O. Rufus Lovett

O. Rufus Lovett is a nationally acclaimed photographer and author of the books Weeping Mary and Kilgore Rangerettes. His work has received recognition from the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for Outstanding Magazine Photography. In addition to teaching photography at Kilgore College, Lovett works as a fine art and editorial photographer. His photo-essays have appeared in Texas Monthly, American Photo, Photo Review, LensWork, People, and Gourmet. He has also been profiled in Southern Living.


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  1. Barbecue Crossroads
    In stories, recipes, and photographs, James Beard Award–winning writer Robb Walsh and acclaimed documentary photographer O. Rufus Lovett take us on a barbecue odyssey from East Texas to the Carolinas and back. In Barbecue Crossroads,... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2013
    Paperback | £20.99
  2. Kilgore Rangerettes

    Kilgore Rangerettes

    Written by O. Rufus Lovett, Foreword by Elliott Erwitt, Introduced by Katy Vine

    Series Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage Series

    University of Texas Press

    Whether she knows it or not, every girl who has ever dreamed of taking her place in a line of high-kicking dancers on a football field at halftime has been inspired by the Kilgore College Rangerettes, the world's first precision... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2008
    Hardback | £43.00
  3. Weeping Mary

    Weeping Mary

    Photographed by O. Rufus Lovett, Foreword by Anne Wilkes Tucker

    University of Texas Press

    Small and self-contained, yet with ties to the larger world, Weeping Mary is a community in rural East Texas. The poetic mystery of its name, which local legend attributes to an African American woman called Mary who wept inconsolably... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2006
    Hardback | £39.00