Edward S. Curtis: Indians of North America

Edward S. Curtis: Indians of North America
International Photography Grant 2019

Beginning in 1900, Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) set out on a monumental quest to create an unprecedented, comprehensive record of the Indians of North America. The culmination of his 30-year project led to his magnum opus, The North American Indian, a twenty-volume, twenty-portfolio set of handmade books containing a selection of over 2,200 original photographs. Today this work stands as a landmark in the history of photography, book publishing, ethnography, and the history of the American West, producing an art historical record of enormous and irreplaceable importance.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (February 16, 1868 – October 19, 1952) was an American photographer and ethnologist whose work focused on the American West and of Native American peoples.

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

© Edward S. Curtis

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International Photography Grant 2019