“Someday they ask you: ‘When the pleating is not in fashion, what will you do?’ I do pleating! For me it never goes out, the pleating. Every day I can create a new style.”
Leon Kalajian, a New York pleater of 76 years, New York Times
This is a great piece of photo journalism showing Christopher Payne’s portaits of New York’s dedicated professionals, manual workers and craftspeople toiling in their jobs for 50+ years.
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IMAGE: Christopher Payne, New York Times
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The latest issue of Port magazine has the most wonderful photo feature on the Annin Flagmakers flag factory in South Boston, Virginia. Founded in 1847, the 186,000 square foot factory has been family-owned for six generations and is one of three factories in the U.S. What I love about Christopher Payne’s photography is how he captures the vastness of the flag-making operation as well as the small details like the ink splatters from the screen-printing machine. (more…)