The Edward Curtis Project: A Modern Picture Story

SKU: 9780889226425

Rita Leistner, Marie Humber Clements
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Talon Books Ltd.
Copyright Data:

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Edward Curtis Project: A Modern Picture Story is part art catalogue and part drama. It features a collaborative project produced specifically for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics that comments on the colonization of Aboriginal peoples in Canada in the 21st century. The play by Marie Clements examines the life work of photographer Edward S. Curtis through the eyes of an Aboriginal journalist who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after covering a particularly tragic news story in the Arctic. The other part of the book features colour portraits of First Nations individuals from British Columbia to the American Southwest showing images of young and old in traditional regalia and street clothes. Each work comments on the way Aboriginal peoples are viewed by the outside world of the arts and how they view themselves.

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