Friends Book Discussion
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer--the Annie Liebowitz of his time. And he was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea: He would try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes.
|Location: ||Main Library, 300 W. Aspen|
Posted by: Monica Lane, 20-May-14 10:28am MT