Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward CurtisBook - 2012
From Library Staff
multcolib_alisonk Jul 14, 2014
Curtis roamed wild America and the result is a collection of photographs that you're probably familiar with, whether you know it or not.
multcolib_alisonk Jun 17, 2015
Edward Curtis captured a rapidly disappearing world when he traveled North America taking photos of Native people in the early 1900's. If you enjoy a strong sense of place, history and larger than life characters, this is a great read.
Reading level: Adult/Teen
multcolib_capitolhill Apr 15, 2015
The story of Edward Curtis, 1868-1952. His photographs are a record of Native American life across the west that have been both controversial and an important record of Native American cultures. Eagan's book tells a fascinating story and helps to restore Curtis's reputation.
Second time reading this one and it remains solidly on my Top 10 of All Time list. Timothy Egan is one of our very best living American writers. (Tama's fave again)
multcolib_tamaf Jun 05, 2014
It took Curtis over 30 years to capture all the photographs. It's the kind of work that would change anyone, and it changed him profoundly, from detached observer to fierce advocate. He would die penniless and unknown in 1952, just a few years after publishing the last of his twenty volumes. Fasc... Read More »