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Selected Bibliography

The New York Times, Restoring Black Cowboys to the Range, Sarah Maslin Nir, September 14, 2019, Web

Pitchfork, "How Solange and Mitski Reconsider Who Can Be the Cowboy," Michelle Kim March 21, 2019, Web

Hyperallergic, "The Black Cowboys Whitewashed from American History," Julia Friedman, February 8, 2017 Web

The Huffington Post, A History Of Black Cowboys And The Myth That The West Was White, Pricilla Frank, January 23, 2017,Web

The New Yorker, Black Cowboys, Busting One of America’s Defining Myths, Emily Raboteau, January 22, 2017, Web

Philadelphia Inquirer, “Seeing the Invisible”, Victoria Donohoe, February, 25, 2011

Philadelphia City Paper, “ The Road Not Taken,” Robin Rice, August 14, 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer, “A ‘Divergence’ of photographic nuance,” Victoria Donohoe, August, 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer, “Two Toasts to Philadelphia Photography,” Edward J. Sozanski, October 4, 2009

Wilmington News Journal, “Photog’s Work Puts Different Spin on Universe,” Christopher Yasiejko, Cover Features Section, July 8, 2007

Philadelphia Inquirer, “Swarthmore’s List Gallery,” Victoria Donohoe, October 22, 2006

Art Matters Magazine, “The Inquisitive Lens of Ron Tarver,” February 2005, p. 9

Newsweek Magazine, Periscope: "I had to Be The Best I Could Be," Lisa Helm, June 21, 2004

Co-author of the book " We Were There, Voices of African American Veterans, From WWII to the War  in Iraq," Amistad / Harper Collins publishers, New York, NY

1st, 2nd and 3rd editions published 2004, ISBN# 0-06-054217-9

African American Wisdom, P.100, published by  Courage Books, an imprint of Running Press, Philadelphia, PA

Black and White Magazine, “Focus: Philadelphia,” Richard Pitnick, October, 2004, pp. 48

The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Searching for Home," Edward J. Sozanski, November, 15, 1996, Weekend Section, p. 41

Laura Meyers, January 2003, cover

Art Matters Magazine, "Photography Seen, Ron Tarver's Cuba at Sande 

Philadelphia Weekly, "Island Images," by Roberta Fallon, August 8, 2001

Art Business News, "African American Art Moves Beyond Black and White,” Helene Ryesky, August, 2001, Page 20

Philadelphia Citypaper, Time Travel, Ron Tarver explores Cuba, new and old, in his exhibit at Sande Webster, August 18, 2001

The New York Times, “Up-to-the-minute Show with Echoes of the Past,” February 14,1999, page 14

The International Review of African American Art, Hampton University Museum, Volume 14, Number  4, page 10, article illustrated with photograph from the Bridge series

The Daily Oklahoma, "Black Cowboy Focus of Fine Photo Exhibit,"

John Brandenburg, Oklahoma City, OK, September 10, 1997

The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Mysterious Paintings and Pictorialist Photos," Edward J. Sozanski, September 12, 1997, Weekend Section, p. 36

Seven Arts Magazine, "50 Rising Stars," February, 1997, p.34

Samuel S. Fels Fund Annual Report, Illustrated with eight works from Drill Team Series, December 31, 1996, Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Inquirer, "The Truth and Beauty of Ordinary People," Edward J. Sozanski, November, 15, 1996, Weekend Section, p. 40 

National Black Arts Festival Exhibition Catalog, Atlanta, GA, July, 1996

The Black Family, Deborah Willis author, Crown Publishing, published 1996

Portfolio 1995, Northeastern State University, "The Search for Cultural Heroes", Dana Eversole, Tahlequah, OK   

The Muskogee Daily Phoenix, "A Long Ride Home," October 20, 1994, Muskogee, OK 

Basic Media Writing (Fifth Edition), Melvin Mencher author, Brown & Benchmark, published 1994 

The Camden Courier-Post, "Images of the Unsung Cowboys," 

Camden, NJ, October 14, 1994

"Altered States: Alcohol and Other Drugs in America," Patricia M. Tice, Strong Museum, Rochester, NY (exhibition catalog) p. 103

"World Press Photo Yearbook," Thames & Hudson, 1993

News Photographer Magazine, Journal of the National Press 

Photographers Association, "Documenting Drug Life," Morrella Raleigh, February 21, 2003


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