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Photography of edward_s[1][1] revised


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Photography of edward_s[1][1] revised

  1. 1. Edward S. Curtis By Emory Lewman
  2. 2. Edward S. Curtis <ul><li>He was born February 16, 1868-1952 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Whitewater, Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>His father was a minister </li></ul>
  3. 3. Early Life <ul><li>Edward had early aspirations of becoming a photographer </li></ul><ul><li>- He dropped out of school in middle school and soon built his own camera </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of 17 he became a apprentice </li></ul><ul><li>He had 4 children </li></ul><ul><li>And his first portrait was of Kicksomolo, a native American princess </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accomplishments <ul><ul><li>Curtis is best known for his photo-documentation of Amerindians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-But often he depicted their culture and artifacts wrongly as props </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He was attempting to preserve the vanishing culture and life style of native Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1914 Curtis even made a feature film In the Land of Head Hunters, based on the North west Coast tribe, the Kwakiatl </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Published in 1907 </li></ul><ul><li>Quilcene Boy </li></ul>
  6. 6. Canyon de Chelly
  7. 7. Description of Canyon de Chelly <ul><li>7 American Indians on horse back are traveling across the open land. </li></ul><ul><li>The Indians appear very small in comparison to the gigantic canyon cliffs. </li></ul><ul><li>They travel across open untouched land </li></ul>
  8. 8. Analysis of Canyon de Chelley <ul><li>In this photo the element of space and repetition is used </li></ul><ul><li>The same 7 figures are repeated through the picture </li></ul><ul><li>And contrast of the tiny figures to the canyon </li></ul>
  9. 9. Interpretation of Canyon de Chelly <ul><li>In this picture Curtis is trying to convey the vanishing culture of the Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>As they walk through the barren canyon it reflects their disappearance and withering life style </li></ul><ul><li>And their lonely silhouettes send the viewer back to the days when the Indians lived alone on the American soil </li></ul>
  10. 10. Judgment of Canyon de Chelly <ul><li>Canyon de Chelly is one of my favorite photos that Curtis took. </li></ul><ul><li>The picture is beautiful yet bitter, it reminds me of how beautiful the earth was untouched by civilization </li></ul><ul><li>I find this to be one of his most moving photos </li></ul>
  11. 12. Hopi, Watching the Dancers <ul><li>American Arizona, 1906 </li></ul><ul><li>Gelatin Silver Print </li></ul><ul><li>7 3/4 x 5 13/16 in </li></ul>
  12. 13. The Eclipse Dance <ul><li>American, 1910 – 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Gelatin silver print </li></ul><ul><li>5 9/16 x 8 in. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Hupa Mother and Child <ul><li>1924 </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Family Group-Noatak </li></ul><ul><li>1930 </li></ul>
  15. 16. Questions <ul><li>1.Where was Curtis born? </li></ul><ul><li>A)California </li></ul><ul><li>B)Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>C)Wisconsin </li></ul>
  16. 17. Questions <ul><li>2. What did he take pictures of? </li></ul><ul><li>A) animals </li></ul><ul><li>B) trees </li></ul><ul><li>C) indians </li></ul>
  17. 18. Questions <ul><li>He was an actor before a photographer </li></ul><ul><li>True or False? </li></ul>
  18. 19. Bibliography <ul><li> %26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=6C9ATYimA4rWgQf338n1Ag </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>