A Danish Photographer of Idaho Indians
Benedicte WrenstedBook - 2006
"Scherer's biographical sketch of photographer Wrensted doubles as an intimate glimpse into small-town America at the turn of the last century. She examines the differences between Wrensted's Indian portraits and those by male photographers of the era and explains Wrensted's use of props, backdrops, and photographic techniques. Scherer also looks at the Native subjects themselves - who they were, what the photos convey about them, and their apparent attitudes toward photography." "A Danish Photographer of Idaho Indians redresses decades of neglect by restoring both Wrensted and her Indian subjects to a place in history - Wrensted as a distinguished photographer and her clients as named persons."--Jacket.
From Library Staff
multcolib_capitolhill Apr 15, 2015
Wrensted was a Danish immigrant and she opened a photography studio in Pocatello, Idaho in 1895. Many of her clients were Sho-Bans from the neighboring reservation. These are studio photos and are a record of how the Indians choose to be depicted in their portraits. Large and medium sized quality... Read More »