WITH THESE HANDS
a Limited Edition Portfolio of 9 archival silver prints, showing New England textile mill workers 1973 – 1977
These 9 prints are 10.5 x 10.5″ archival Silver Gelatin.
Scanned from original negatives, and printed by Digital Silver Imaging.
Mats are 16×20″, 100% rag
4 ply front and back
Photographs are signed in pencil, verso, and attached with simple corners.
Portfolio box 16.5 x 20.5 x 1.5″
Grey book cloth outside
handmade by Archival Methods, Rochester, NY
Embossed title on the cover
In the years from 1973 to 1977, Steve Dunwell photographed New England textile mill workers in their working environment. To highlight the series, he has assembled a portfolio showcasing nine of the portraits. The portfolio, titled “With These Hands” is a collection of elegantly crafted, black and white portraits of the mill workers.
From the portfolio's website: Steve Dunwell is a professional photographer living in Boston. This project began in early 1973, when Steve was invited to visit a textile mill in Fall River. Inside, he found a completely different world, and was immediately captivated. Supported by a grant from the Rhode Island Arts Council, he began to photograph mill workers around New England. He discovered a network of these industrial sites, usually adjacent to small rivers for hydro power. Each year, the scope of work increased, to include more sites, and views of mill town environs and home interiors.
A link for more information on the portfolio is below.