Re-rendered Indians of North America-A Tribute to Edward S. Curtis.
By: Robert Michaels
As you view these original source images that were taken by celebrated photographer, Edward S. Curtis, note that artist/photographer Robert Michaels has selected a number of these fine portrait images taken in the early 20th century to enhance and manipulate with contemporary backgrounds with reliance on a variety of modern rendering techniques to artistically bring them into the 21st century. In doing so, in addition to breathing new life into these selected images, Robert has also deliberately attempted to maintain the integrity and respect for the original photographs that he has skillfully re-rendered.
Edward S. Curtis, partially financed by men like Theodore Roosevelt and railroad tycoon John Pierpont Morgan traveled the country over the span of a thirty year period to record as a permanent record the most important tribes of the United States and Alaska. The result of this effort that included incurring substantial personal debt was the accumulation of over 40,000 photographs. His early photographic work is now recognized as one of the most significant records of Native culture ever produced.
May 15th, 2015
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