READ Edward S Curtis: Coming to Light 107

READ Edward S. Curtis: Coming to Light

READ Edward S. Curtis: Coming to Light 107 ´ Bold sometimes abrasive forever passionate Edward Curtis was the uintessential romantic visionary Curtis struggled through an impoverished boyhood in Minnesota to become a successful society photographer in Seattle But he soon moved far beyond weddings and studio portraits to his life's work a multi voluS monumental work had lapsed into obscurityIn this richly designed book Anne Makepeace creator of an award winning documentary on Curtis's life reexamines the lasting impact of his work Curtis's photographs once ignored now serve as a link between the romantic past and contemporary Native American communities who have used his images to reclaim and resurrect their tradition. Well I am thoroughly heartbroken but I simply loved it

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Th American IndianInitially Teddy Roosevelt and JP Morgan backed the ambitious project But as the work stretched over years Curtis found himself alone with his vision struggling to finance himself and his crews The 20 volume North American Indians finally completed in 1930 cost Curtis his marriage his friendships his home and his health By the time he died in 1952 he and hi. I was amazed at the accomplishment narrated in this man's efforts to preserve images and records of native Americans on the cusp of cultural extinction

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Edward S Curtis Coming to LightBold sometimes abrasive forever passionate Edward Curtis was the uintessential romantic visionary Curtis struggled through an impoverished boyhood in Minnesota to become a successful society photographer in Seattle But he soon moved far beyond weddings and studio portraits to his life's work a multi volume photographic and ethnographic work on the vanishing world of the Nor. I'd love to have the energy to read this entirely but if I ever do want to know about the context of the amazing valuable but controversial photos I'd want to read deeply This only touches on issues