Edward S. Curtis Photography

Since studying his work a little last year, I’ve been super fascinated with Edward S. Curtis’ photography. He is known for his ambitious project to photograph and document American Indians before their way of life “disappeared.” He has a complicated legacy, as his work both preserved a substantial amount of cultural history while also reinforcing stereotypes of American Indians being “noble savages” lost to the past. A lot of his photographs can be seen on the following website: https://www.edwardscurtis.com .

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