I had planned to photograph this bronze statue of rodeo legend and Taylor native Bill Pickett for a while, but was waiting for the right light. Less than a week ago, however, a friend and colleague from the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Kent Johnson, died at 57 while on assignment to cover last Saturday’s Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, in Conyers, Georgia. Pickett, who lived from 1870-1932, invented bulldogging, also known as steer wrestling. Mr. Pickett and Mr. Johnson were both African-American. The statue shown here was created by sculptor Adam Davenport. Kent will be buried on Saturday. I wanted to post this in his memory. Godspeed, Mr. Johnson.