America has seen many years of decline in manufacturing, yet it is this sector of our economy that built this nation. My book, Portraits of the American Craftsman, is a celebration of the men and women who still handcraft beautiful products right here in the United States. They have found that this work contributes to their quality of life, creates a personal legacy, and provides a sense of accomplishment. The book is dedicated to my father, Landis Wilson Myers, a woodworker, homebuilder, metalworker, guitar player, printing pressman, and “fixer” of almost anything. He loved working with his hands, and would have felt a deep connection to these portraits.
See more of Dallas photographer Tadd Myers’ work at www.taddmyers.com. Attend the booksigning and gallery opening party on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. at PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, #103, Dallas, TX 75207, 214-969-1852.
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