Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

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  • In the summer of 1900, Edward Curtis gave up a successful photography career to pursue a quixotic plan: to photograph
    all the Indian communities in North America. He quickly learned that his subjects were dying off fast, so he’d need to
    hurry if he was “to capture the essence of their lives before that essence disappeared.” A mountaineer, explorer,
    intrepid photojournalist, and amateur anthropologist, Curtis was Ansel Adams crossed with Annie Leibovitz, a willful and
    passionate chronicler of a people he came to love. “I want to make them live forever,” Curtis said in the early days of
    his decades-long mission. As Egan’s thrilling story attests, he succeeded, even though he died penniless and alone.
    --Neal Thompson

    Photos from the Author (Amazon.com Exclusive)
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    Bear's BellyBear's Belly (Edward S. Curtis, courtesy of Cardozo Fine Art) Click here for a larger image

    Before the StormBefore the Storm (Edward S. Curtis, courtesy of Cardozo Fine Art) Click here for a larger image

    Canyon De ChelleyCanyon De Chelley (Edward S. Curtis, courtesy of Cardozo Fine Art) Click here for a larger image

    Oasis in the Bad LandsOasis in the Bad Lands (Edward S. Curtis, courtesy of Cardozo Fine Art) Click here for a larger
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    Piegan EncampmentPiegan Encampment (Edward S. Curtis, courtesy of Cardozo Fine Art) Click here for a larger image

    Watching DancersWatching Dancers (Edward S. Curtis, courtesy of Cardozo Fine Art) Click here for a larger image

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