Photographer Shines a Light on the Hidden World of America’s Textile Industry


Gorgeous photographs of America’s textile industry from Christopher Payne, via MyModernMet.

Trained as an architect, Payne’s photographs explore aspects of design and assembly with a keen focus on heritage and progress, telling a story of the past while exposing hidden aspects of industrial scenes. Some snapshots in this particular series took months to capture, as Payne was unable to halt production at the mills and occasionally had to wait for perfect alignment in order to get his desired images. The project, which was started in 2010, serves as a salutation to an industry that survives despite the appeal of modernization and international competition.

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1 Comment

  1. The Huff has a few more images in the main article that are missing from the Met.

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