Life of pioneer Seattle photographer Edward Curtis
July 19, 2019
Doug Woodrow will offer a presentation on the life of pioneer Seattle
photographer Edward Curtis.
Photos from the from the statewide program, “Beyond the Frame” celebrating the 150th anniversary of Edward Curtis’s birth, are currently on display in the old House of Draperies building at 118 South 2nd, on main street Okanogan.
Sponsored by Methow Arts, Woodrow brought this presentation to
Liberty Bell, Pateros, Brewster, and Okanogan history classes this
past spring. A mix of powerpoint pictures and songs recounts Curtis’s
monumental 30 year project to publish a 20 volume set of photos on
North American Indian Tribes. In all he took 40,000 images of 80
tribes, made 2200 etched metal images called photogravures, wrote
5,000 pages of text, and made 10,000 wax cylinder audio recordings.
Comparisons and contrasts to Edward Curtis’s contemporary, Frank
Matsura, will also be drawn. The event is sponsored by the Okanogan
Grange with admission by donation.
DATE: July 19, 2019 TIME: 7:00 pm LOCATION: Okanogan Grange, 305 Tyee street