The Hereford - text from the 2010 Hereford Photography Festival Catalogue.
"My father was buried wearing his Hereford tie."Hereford Cattle, known by stockmen worldwide as 'The Hereford', are a symbol of Hereford and an important part of local, rural industry. Hereford Photography Festival commissioned documentary photographer Tessa Bunney to uncover the love for and history of this icon. Bunney visited breeders and their families to record their lives and excavate archives, as well as visiting county shows. Her work draws attention to details which often go forgotten or unnoticed and aims to contribute to the ongoing debate about the changing nature of rural life.