Thursday, February 15, 2007

Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952.
I have always enjoyed portraits much more than I have landscapes or objects. Native american photos are particularly interesting because of the aged and weathered look of the people. These photos are very expressive of the Native American culture. One thing I noticed out of all the photos I looked at is that the Native American people never smile. I don't know if it is because it is just part of their culture or if they are just not happy about getting their picture taken. I really liked the eskimo picture above because I thought the coat framed his face well. I also thought the beaded head dress on the woman pictured above was just beautiful. I wonder how long it would take to make something like that.

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