The Art of Textile Photography – Trials and Tribulations

The Art of Textile Photography – Trials and Tribulations

Tuesday, December 14, 2021


A presentation by Joe Coca, photographer and author of The Human ThreadPhotography of Joe Coca (Thrums Books).
6:00-7:00 p.m. Arizona time, via Zoom

For forty years and on five continents, Joe Coca has photographed traditional textile artists, creating intimate portraits illustrating the work of hands and the everyday life of the weavers. His book, "The Human Thread" (Thrums Books, 2019), brings together a selection of his stunning photographs documenting these rich textile traditions. Through his photographs, Coca shares the lives, environment, communities, and skills of weavers. In his presentation, Coca will share the trials and tribulations associated with documenting traditional weavers and the remarkable photographs that result from building relationships with his subjects.

Image: Joe Coca, courtesy Thrums Books, an imprint of Schiffer Publications

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibit, Wrapped in Color: Legacies of the Mexican Sarape, showing through July 2022.

K-12 teachers can earn professional development hours for attending.

Event Contacts

Darlene Lizarraga