Kristina Reznik

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic started. There was a period of time when in the Czech Republic, a small central European country, all businesses had to pause their production on the on and off basis. To some it didn’t cost much, to others it took everything from them. I set out that year to photograph local craftsmanship. From glass factories, who had to shut down the furnace, to small sewing studios who had to isolate themselves from one another with plastic “curtains”.

As the country struggles with huge pre-pandemic shortages of workers in the craft fields, will they soon be forgotten altogether? And will the world be able to live without them?

2020 - ongoing