Entry Title: "Estonian Blacksmith(Inheritors of blacksmithing )"
Jun Ishikura
, Japan
Category: Professional,

Entry Description:

I have been taking photos of Estonian blacksmiths for over three years.
At first, I just took photos of them because of their intriguing style and
their way of life. Their workshops were simply beautiful.
After visiting Estonia a couple of times, I noticed how there were many
blacksmiths in the country in ratio to their population.
Then, I tried to figure out how some cultures could be sustained in a
society through the Estonian Blacksmiths view point.
I saw education as one of the key factors.
The first step captures the scenes of how techniques of Blacksmiths
are educated at schools and workshops.

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About the Artist:

Jun Ishikura is a photographer based in Japan. He captures a variety of sceneries through his camera lens. He usually researches the subjects to understand their background and history when he takes their photographs.