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    • Edward S. Curtis By Emory Lewman
    • Edward S. Curtis
      • He was born February 16, 1868-1952
      • Born in Whitewater, Wisconsin
      • His father was a minister
    • Early Life
      • Edward had early aspirations of becoming a photographer
      • - He dropped out of school in middle school and soon built his own camera
      • At the age of 17 he became a apprentice
      • He had 4 children
      • And his first portrait was of Kicksomolo, a native American princess
    • Accomplishments
        • Curtis is best known for his photo-documentation of Amerindians
          • -But often he depicted their culture and artifacts wrongly as props
        • He was attempting to preserve the vanishing culture and life style of native Americans
        • In 1914 Curtis even made a feature film In the Land of Head Hunters, based on the North west Coast tribe, the Kwakiatl
    • Edward S. Curtis’s Inspiration
      • Curtis was interested in photography at an early age
      • He dropped out of school in 6 th grade to make his own camera
      • He quickly became an apprentice, this was at age 18
      • He served as an apprentice in St. Paul, Minnesota
      • He soon became a partner in an existing photographic studio with Rasmus Rothi
    • Inspiration
      • Curtis was intrigued by the disappearing culture of the American Indians and he attempted to capture all of it
      • Curtis said he wanted "to form a comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their...customs and traditions."
    • Inspiration
      • He worked mostly alone as he traveled through out North America documenting their lives
      • He successfully recorded their life but he sometimes portrayed the Indians in a stereotypical way
      • The artist Curtis was an apprentice to really inspired him
      • Published in 1907
      • Quilcene Boy
    • Canyon de Chelly
    • Description of Canyon de Chelly
      • 7 American Indians on horse back are traveling across the open land.
      • The Indians appear very small in comparison to the gigantic canyon cliffs.
      • They travel across open untouched land
    • Analysis of Canyon de Chelley
      • In this photo the element of space and repetition is used
      • The same 7 figures are repeated through the picture
      • And contrast of the tiny figures to the canyon
    • Interpretation of Canyon de Chelly
      • In this picture Curtis is trying to convey the vanishing culture of the Native Americans
      • As they walk through the barren canyon it reflects their disappearance and withering life style
      • And their lonely silhouettes send the viewer back to the days when the Indians lived alone on the American soil
    • Judgment of Canyon de Chelly
      • Canyon de Chelly is one of my favorite photos that Curtis took.
      • The picture is beautiful yet bitter, it reminds me of how beautiful the earth was untouched by civilization
      • I find this to be one of his most moving photos
    • Hopi, Watching the Dancers
      • American Arizona, 1906
      • Gelatin Silver Print
      • 7 3/4 x 5 13/16 in
    • The Eclipse Dance
      • American, 1910 – 1914
      • Gelatin silver print
      • 5 9/16 x 8 in.
      • 1924
      • Hupa Mother and Child
      • Family Group-Noatak
      • 1930
    • Bibliography
      • http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/Edward_S._Curtis_Collection_People_004.jpg&imgrefurl=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edward_S._Curtis_Collection_People_004.jpg&usg=__jPZt0aGZf7qO0hCMqaAFGbIccOk=&h=868&w=676&sz=182&hl=en&start=48&sig2=juOhePDT3jidpUPzfnYvww&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=uWz0j_0QlfokCM:&tbnh=145&tbnw=113&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dedward%2Bs.%2Bcurtis%2Bphotographs%26start%3D40%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN %26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=6C9ATYimA4rWgQf338n1Ag
      • http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=1814
      • http://www.sil.si.edu/Exhibitions/Curtis/curtis-intro-3.htm