American Hands Exhibit

March 3rd – 31st

An exhibit of the acclaimed “American Hands” photo project by Sally Wiener Grotta will be on display March 3-31, 2015
at the Carbondale Public Library, 5 North Main Street, Carbondale, PA 18407.  “American Hands” ( is an award-winning visual celebration of individuals who keep alive the traditional crafts that built our dynamically diverse culture and established the underpinnings of our present-day society. This ongoing project, displays narrative portraits of people who use their hands in traditional ways, making functional objects that are, today, typically done by machines.

March 21st (2PM)

The artist Sally Wiener Grotta will present a free slideshow discussion about the American Hands project for young people at the library, sharing stories of the artisans she has photographed, and answering questions about the project and about photography in general.

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