What began as a small project for the photographer's photojournalism class at Austin Community College, has evolved into a larger photographic project with the intent of promoting seven traditional dying trades to the Austin-area younger generation.
Photo courtesy of Estrella Chacon.
HANDCRAFTED is a documentary-style photographic exhibition by photographer Jennifer Klanika featuring Austin-area traditional craftspeople.
Check out some of the local artisans featured in the exhibit:
Mandolin builder Tom Ellis of Austin’s Ellis Mandolins
Bootmaker Lee Miller of Texas Traditions Custom Handmade Boots
Saddle maker Skeeter Sprinkles of Skeeter’s Saddle House
Blacksmiths Tiger and Erin Flores of Elgin’s Earthen Metals
Tintype photographer Adrian Whipp of Lumiere Tintype Photo Booth
Bookbinder Mychal Mitchell of Iona Handcrafted Books
The photographic exhibition is on display at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, a living history museum with six themed historic areas. After touring the exhibit in the Tate House Gallery, explore more than 90 beautiful, wooded acres, including the Scarborough Barn where you can get up close and personal with live farm animals. Or work alongside a master craftsman and acquire a unique skill of your own. Reservations are required, so check out the full schedule of workshops, lectures and classes before you visit.