Artist Talk: Preserving Textile Traditions with Caroline Gutman
Friday September 6, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reserve your free ticket HERE
Meet photographer Caroline Gutman and hear her talk about her photojournalistic project Preserving Textile Traditions. Caroline will discuss the importance of women artisan textile traditions. Topics include:
  • The story behind indigo and batik
  • The connection between artisan textiles and sustainability
  • The role photography plays in preserving and promoting these traditions
  • How do you capture people candidly who aren’t accustomed to being photographed
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 7:00 p.m.

Space is limited, so reserve your free ticket HERE

In this body of work, photojournalist Caroline Gutman introduces us to the world of artisan–made textiles in the remote and mountainous villages of Guizhou, China. Behind these textiles is the multi–layered story of handcrafted goods: the folklore captured in the centuries–old batik designs; the ongoing threats to cultural heritage and the local efforts to preserve tradition, the creation of employment opportunities outside agriculture and factories for women, and the newfound ability to participate in global marketplaces.

Caroline’s work explores the ways in which women artisans have advanced economic development locally while preserving and promoting their textile traditions.

Caroline is an award–winning photojournalist whose work has been featured by the South China Morning Post, CNN, Vice, National Geographic EDU and other publications. She is a member of Women Photograph and was named one of 30 Women Photographers Under 30 in 2017 by Photoboite.

Photo: ©Caroline Gutman

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