KITES IN THE FIELD

Authors: 
Simon Bond
Article type: 
Discourse

Although kites are found on nearly every continent on earth, many countries’ kite traditions have been poorly documented. It is part of the Drachen Foundation’s mission to help research, document, and explore the kite world.

For that reason Drachen has sent me into the field, whether to remote parts of the globe or to historic kite events, to record what I see. I have been to kite museums and festivals around the world, documenting, filming, and photographing.

Traveling is only part of the job – the majority of my work has been in the office, archiving, preserving, and photographing kites and kiterelated artifacts in controlled environments.

Page Number: 
33