Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Made by Hand: Stunning portraits of the American craftsman

J. Wilson Stagecoach Works, Paradise, Texas. Tadd Myers/Portraits of the American Craftsman
J. Wilson Stagecoach Works, Paradise, Texas. Tadd Myers/Portraits of the American Craftsman
J. Wilson Stagecoach Works, Paradise, Texas. Tadd Myers/Portraits of the American Craftsman Gallery: Made by Hand: Stunning portraits of the American craftsman

What began as a commercial assignment to photograph Texas craftsman carving wooden molding for an historic building, soon became a five-year cross-country project for Tadd Myers, in order to capture portraits of the American craftsman who are still making things by hand. “What started as a personal curiosity soon grew into something that feels much more important – an opportunity to record and preserve this aspect of American culture and tell the story of these remarkable people,” says Myers.

In his book, Portraits of the American Craftsman, Myer’s photographs celebrate the thriving American culture of true craftsmanship which is alive and well in all parts of the country; from the Steinway factory in Queens, NY to the custom book mater in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Isabelle Raphael
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