Emese Benko - Photography | Men of iron
smiths still have an important role in Romanian rural communities where
the instruments they manufacture are used in agriculture and a wide
range of iron objects made by them find their place in households.
The blacksmiths also do the shoing of horses, used in transportation and agricultural works.
Unfortunately the industrialized production of metal objects leaves more and more many smiths without work.
Until recently, the craftmanship has been transmitted from father to
son but nowadays there aren't many young men willing to learn the
secrets of a traditional craft, so this occupation has started to die
The "Men of Iron" photography project has been carried out in 2008-2009, in Romania.