San Francisco, California
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Makers at Work is a photographic exhibition of makers in their workshops by Curtis James that records the way people work. The project was commissioned as part of the 2014 Brighton Mini Maker Faire to explore the working spaces of four makers.
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In these photographs, Curtis uncovers the working spaces that form an important part of makers’ worlds. The spaces range from single-purpose metalshops, rooms in homes, a space above a restaurant, to the open fields of the South Downs.
This project is part of Curtis’s wider ongoing exploration of work. For the past two years Curtis has interviewed and photographed different types of workers, in an attempt to understand how people end up doing what they do. And ultimately to change the way people work in the future.
Over the last decade, the maker movement has become a global cultural force, and the subject of interest from business leaders and policy makers looking to harness the next wave of innovation. But little is known about the way makers work, or the spaces where this innovation happens. These photographs present a glimpse of the places and process of making, and the maker as worker.
Makers at Work is commissioned by Brighton Mini Maker Faire, and funded by Arts Council England.
The exhibition is supported by Cathedral Group (Holdings) Ltd and McLaren.