Portraits of The American Craftsman

An exhibit, slide show, discussion and book signing with photographer Tadd Myers.

photograph by Tadd Myers taken at North Bennet Street School


Photographs from Portraits of the American Craftsman, by Tadd Myers
December 11, 2013 --  January 31, 2014
Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School


Slide show, discussion and book signing with Tadd Myers, Portraits of the American Craftsman photographer 
6:00 pm, December 12, 2013
Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School

Award-winning photographer Tadd Myers is five years into a cross-country journey to capture images of the American craftsman engaged in his work. Portraits of the American Craftsman compiles photographs from 29 craft-focused companies and one school – North Bennet Street School -- from 16 states. Large format images from the book are exhibited in the Windgate Gallery at North Bennet Street School’s new facility in Boston December 11, 2013 – January 31, 2014.

On Thursday, December 12, Tadd Myers comes to Boston to show images from his journey and talk about the artisans he met followed by a book signing. 


At a time when the public is growing disenchanted by the disposable items that litter the American landscape, the artisans in Tadd’s portraits are using human eyes to guide human hands and the objects they make carry the souls of their makers. His beautifully rendered photographs and profiles celebrate the thriving American culture of true craftsmanship, which is alive and well in all parts of the country: from pipe-makers in Tennessee to the Steinway factory in Queens, NY; from a carousel workshop in Ohio to guitar makers in Texas; from hatmakers in Chicago and boat builders in Vermont to students and instructors at the North Bennet Street School. The book is published by Lyons Press and will be available through the North Bennet Street School store after its release in mid November.


Tadd Myers is an award-winning photographer, based in Texas, who specializes in advertising, corporate, and editorial projects around the world. Tadd’s extensive client list includes advertising agencies such as The Richards Group, Arnold World Wide, TM Advertising, Young & Rubicam, and companies such as MD Anderson, Dr. Pepper, American Airlines, and Sears Craftsman among many others. Tadd discovered photography through his father’s printing company in Houston, Texas, where at an early age he began operating a printing press and working in the darkroom. His passion for photography led him to Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he earned a BA in Photography with a minor in Computer Science. This combination of artistry and inquisitiveness is what drives Tadd to always look beyond what is in front of his camera lens, and makes the images he creates so alive with emotion and the feeling there’s a story you want to hear behind each moment captured. 

For more information on the book, visit AmericanCraftsmanProject.com or 

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