Thursday, November 23, 2006

edward curtis for some thanksgiving

Frontier photographer Edward S. Curtis compiled a body of work that is both breathtaking and to be revered. His portrayal of native american indians is poignant and gentle. I like to think of something like an under represented and disrespected race of peoples during this time off from work instead of stuffing myself with turkey- its good to be vegetarian. His stills are a lasting reminder of a kinder people, a race who knew what it meant to live in balance with the earth. This is the balance that we all should strive to find. More of Edward Curtis' work can be found on the two links below:

Curtis Collection
Edward Curtis



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since I see you are an ES Curtis fan, you would also be interested in The Indian Picture Opera, a DVD. It's a re-creation of Curtis's 1911 magic lantern show, which was a slide show with Curtis explaining many of the western tribes. I found it on Amazon. It also contains music from the period, that Curtis had had composed. The music was based on Indian melodoes, although peformed by an orchestra. It is all quite interesting, and explains much more than the photos themselves.

7:32 AM  
Blogger hautenature* said...

thanks for the awesome tip, I will have to check that out ;)

4:36 PM  

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