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Edward curtis

  1. 1. Edward Curtis<br />The Famous Photographer of Indians<br />By: Devon Johnson<br />
  2. 2. Biography<br />Edward Curtis was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin on<br />February 16, 1968. When he was 17 he received his first<br /> camera. Shortly after that he was married in 1895 but divorced<br />in 1910. In 1906 Curtis was given a $75,000 deal to make<br />a special series of Native American photos. It was going to be<br />1,500 photos a volume and there would be 20 in total.<br />
  3. 3. Greatest Moments<br />Edward Curtis had many memorable moments, but<br />he is mainly known for his most famous one which is<br />the book that he had written about Indians and there<br />many different cultures. This was later taken to<br />Hollywood and made into a movie. Although many people<br />did not like the fact that he changed some tribes clothing to make<br />his photos look more eye catching. This later proved to become a huge<br />impact on his career. <br />
  4. 4. Idols<br />Over all of his years as a photographer he had<br />a number of companions and idols. His first companion<br />was a man named RasmusRothi whom he shared a<br />business with and he discovered he was a very<br />good photographer. After a while Curtis decided<br />to move on and further his knowledge of photography.<br />he moved to another business with a man named Thomas Guptill<br />Curtis taught him almost everything he knew about photography but Guptill<br />left the photography business soon after. <br />
  5. 5. Impact on Photography<br />Curtis left his impact on the portrait world<br />of photography. Over his lifetime of eighty-four<br />years he took over 40,000 pictures of Native americans<br />he was one of the only photographers to actually spend<br />weeks at Native camps studying and actually participating in their daily chores and rituals. He learned as much as<br />He could about them and took pictures at the same time.<br />
  6. 6. Cultural Art<br />Another important form of art Curtis used was<br />Cultural photography. He was mainly known for this<br />since it was the midpoint of his career and also it<br />was the subject he was most successful in. He mixed<br />cultures together by asking them to perform different <br />rituals and change into different clothes.<br />Indian Chief named White Shield<br />1908<br />
  7. 7. Popular Photos<br />Zuni Indian women<br />1903<br />Spokan Indian Camp<br />1910<br />Dew Moving<br />New Mexico<br />1905<br />
  8. 8. Popular Photos<br />Dakota Women<br />1907<br />Navajo Chief<br />1904<br />Son of the desert<br />1907<br />
  9. 9. Edwards Death<br /> Curtis born on February 16, 1868 in Whitewater,<br />Wisconsin died on October 19, 1952 in Whittier <br />California. He was eighty-four years old. He died of <br />a heart attack at his daughters house. He was buried in<br />Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Holleywood Hills,<br />California.<br />
  10. 10. Work Cited<br /><ul><li>Wiki. Ver. 1.16. Seattle, Washington Curtis, Edward Web.</li></ul>7 January 2009. 26 November 2010.< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_S._Curtis <br /><ul><li>Edward. Ver. 2.0 New York Curtis, Edward Web 14 March 2009. 2 December</li></ul>2010. <http://www.edwardscurtis.com/ <br /><ul><li>Masoner, Liz. About.com Ver. 1.49 Curtis, Edward Web. 25 March 2008. </li></ul>15 April 2009. <http://photography.about.com/od/famousphotographers <br /><ul><li> Salgado Jr. , Emie. AhminumEducation, Inc. Web. Los Angles, California. </li></ul>26 September 2009. 14 December 2009. <http://www.californiaindianeducation.org/famous_indians/edward_curtis/ <br /><ul><li>Alafato. Northwestern University Library. Web. Curtis, Edward. 19 November 2010.</li></ul>4 December 2010. <http://alafoto.com/?p=11174<br />