Hands at Work

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Hands at Work 

Portraits and Profiles of People Who Work with Their Hands

This collection of profiles by Iris Graville along with companion black & white portraits by Summer Moon Scriver  captures the drama and tells the stories of people who work with their hands.

21When people who work with their hands describe their work, they use the vocabulary of the spirit. They talk of living in their hands; of the need to touch raw materials, get their hands dirty, strain their muscles, use the body to create. For them, the materials they use are alive and responsive; through their hands they connect to different times, places, and people.

2Hands at Work was inspired by a showing of Summer Moon Scriver’s black-and-white photographs of hands. Scriver’s images of strong, weathered, soiled, muscled hands digging potatoes, knitting, kneading dough, and spinning wool suggested a passion for the kinds of work that have become rare for many Americans.


This hard-cover coffee table book received numerous awards including a Nautilus Gold Book Award, Independent Publishers Award, and an Indie Next Generation Book Award.  It’s available at Lopez Bookshop, other independent booksellers, and online at Amazon or  you can order below using PayPal or a credit card.


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You can purchase this beautiful collection of dramatic black and white portraits and companion profiles on-line with credit card or PayPal. We carefully package and ship via USPS media mail. Please note any special shipping instructions in the comment area. For Canadian or international orders please contact us directly.

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4+ copies: $3.00 S/H per book – please contact me directly if ordering four or more books




Hands at Work

Available for Exhibit

Cheekwood Estate Nashville, TN 2017


Museum-quality framed images, profile excerpts, and frame-quality photo cards are available for exhibits;  Iris also can provide a reading/slide show for your group.


Washington State History Museum – 2016

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