Preserving Textile Traditions
Friday September 6, 2019
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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