that i’m going to walk into a grad level documentary class tomorrow and have to explain why edward curtis was not a hero. i mean, i wish i could actually share some of the reading responses that i just read. since i can’t, i’ll just tell you, the word “purity” was used a lot. to like…describe his work.
i’mma also need non-native folks to stop talking about how ‘grateful’ they are that he ‘preserved’ a ‘vanishing’ culture.
a culture. singular.