Curtis - Jonathan Gold Professor Gmelch 10/12/06 Coming to...

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Jonathan Gold 10/12/06 Professor Gmelch Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis Edward S. Curtis's legacy was a monumental, heroic and theatrical record of the North American Indian. Curtis depicted their culture like never before, the true recollection imagined the way of life of the Indian before the white man’s intervention. He wanted to create a scholarly and artistic work that would document the ceremonies, beliefs, customs, daily life, and leaders of these native groups before they “vanished”. Edward’s was a self-taught photographer, and his mastery of the grandest pictorial style and technique in his prints was rivaled only by only the most elite photographers of the time. His unique photographic exhibition explores the extraordinary diversity among Native American peoples, their culture and history, the diversity of American society, and the technical and aesthetic achievement of his life time. Curtis's photographic work is now recognized as one of the most significant records of
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2009 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Hillbutler during the Spring '09 term at Union.

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Curtis - Jonathan Gold Professor Gmelch 10/12/06 Coming to...

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