These photos, from July 6, 1977, were taken during a regularly-scheduled cattle auction held every week of the year in Shreveport, Louisiana. They were generally serious, but quiet affairs. This speaks to what I preach today to young photographers about looking beyond big events. All around us, in every community in the world, things are happening that tell residents about the goings-on their area. Look beyond the expected. These were taken back in my days at the Shreveport Journal, the best newspaper on the planet.