Although a great review, I wish someone would do The Wanamaker/Dixon Expedition. If you want to a truly great Native American Photographer look at this work. The work was GREAT it was featured as the Highlight of the Pan Pacific. The greatest collection of Indian photography. The Dixon held the massive center hall and Curtis was to be in Hall two with Reed in hall three.
The Dixon exhibition toured thru out the States and nearly 16 million saw the collection in 1915-1916. It traveled by private train across the States.
I have collected these photographs for most of my life. I have nearly 400 different original images from every great indian photographer who passed thru the frontier.
It is a bit disturbing to me that Curtis like Brady gets all the fame when Dixon images are far better as well as Gardner who was far better than Brady. I'm not saying Curtis was not a very good photographer. But until you see the Dixon originals. I can only say WOW, Goldtone Bromide photographs. Tim