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Shadow Catcher : The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis

Shadow Catcher : The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis

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  • Author: Laurie Lawlor
  • 132 pages;10 in H | 8 in W | 0.7 lb Wt
  • Trade Paperback
  • Ages 11 to 15, Grades 06 to 10
    Many Native Americans photographed by Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952) called him Shadow Catcher. But the images he captured were far more powerful than mere shadows. When the twentieth century was just getting underway, Curtis began documenting North American Indian culture in words and photographs. Today, almost one hundred years later, his work still stands as the most extensive and informative collection of its kind. His photographs are more than mere documents; they are works of art revealing subtleties of human expression missing from other historical and anthropological records.