Lecture: “Why Should There Not Be Many Schools of Photographic Art?”

Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography

Rapidly changing artistic styles, fueled by a world war and significant technological advances, affected Edward Curtis at the midpoint of his production of The North American Indian. Dr. Dolan will place Curtis’ photographs within the larger context of early 20th-century photography, when Modernism overtook Pictorialism and social documentary style changed the ways viewers experienced photographs.

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Edward Curtis works on a shot on the set of his film, In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914).