"It is not unprecedented, whether in this country or internationally, to see people at exhibitions moved to tears while looking at his photographs," writes Christopher Cardozo in the introduction to a stunning new book, Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks, published by Prestel. The book compiles the photographer's master prints, "those prints made in the darkroom for exhibition and/or sale."
Curtis is today one of the most popular and internationally recognized of American photographers. Even for those who don't recognize his name, they nearly always recognize his iconic images of Native Americans and the West. In the book, Cardozo has done a fantastic job of capturing why Curtis is an irreplaceable part of American cultural history.
Courtesy of the Christopher Cardozo Collection