Edward S. Curtis. Yesterday and today I was in Boston on a work trip. The hotel where I stayed (the Millennium Bostonian Hotel for those who are interested) had a newly designed lobby with an array of photography books scattered on shelves. Of course I couldn't help but browse through a few of them; the book on Edward S. Curtis especially caught my eye. Curtis spent much of his career traversing the American West photographing Native American Indians. I found his photography to be a rare and powerful window into our nation's past.
By the way, if you ever have a chance to travel to Boston, don't let it slip by. What an incredible city.