A selection of very helpful, informative websites designed to guide the photography
collector on his or her quest to become better informed and build a collection.
SOULCATCHER STUDIO TERMS OF SALE
Click here to view our complete terms of sale and contact information, including a map and directions to our new location at The Lofts in Santa Fe.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROPER FRAMING AND PRESERVATION OF YOUR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHS
– by Eric J. Keller, Director, Soulcatcher Studio. Click here to review this essential information.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OPTIMAL VIEWING OF THIS ENTIRE WEBSITE
Click here to learn how to best view this website.
ATTENTION FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHERS
If you wish to submit your work for consideration please click here before doing so.
IMPORTANT LINKS TO EDWARD S. CURTIS
Click here to view a detailed chronological biography of Edward Sheriff Curtis, compiled by Eric J. Keller.
Library of Congress Collection
– View the entire scope of Edward S. Curtis’ The North American Indian, including all 2200+ images from the twenty Portfolio and twenty Volume set. Search their collection by Keyword, Subject, Tribe, Location, or NAI Volume.
Frontier Photographer Edward S. Curtis
– A Smithsonian Institution Libraries exhibition providing an overview of many different aspects of Curtis’ life and work with many early and rare photographs.
American Masters: Edward Curtis
– Anne Makepeace (Director of the motion picture, Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and The North American Indians) provides insightful introductions to this interactive and educational reexamination of Curtis.
Edward Curtis: The Master Prints
– This exhibit, curated by Clark Worswick at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, represents the finest collection in the world of original platinum print photographs by Edward S. Curtis. The entire exhibit can be seen in the book, Edward Curtis: The Master Prints (Arena Editions, 2001), which is available in our bookstore.
EDUCATIONAL – HISTORY OF – BIOGRAPHICAL
The First Photograph
– View a detailed “virtual” exhibition of the first photograph ever produced and the history behind it. “View from the Window at Le Gras” was made by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826. It is now part of the permanent collection of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
Masters of Photography
– An excellent biographical resource and image bank for many of the masters of photography.
The Asahel Curtis Photo Company Collection at the University of Washington Libraries Archive
– The Asahel Curtis Collection is comprised of 1,704 photographs and provides one of the most valuable photographic records of Seattle, Washington State, Alaska and the Klondike covering a period from the 1850s until 1940.
The Weston Family of Wildcat Hill, Carmel, CA
– Kim Weston is a third generation fine art photographer and this website features his own work as well as the work of his father Cole, and grandfather Edward. Included is information on Kim’s workshops, which take place at and around the Weston family home on Wildcat Hill near Carmel.
The American Museum of Photography
Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Paris, France
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
The Library of Congress Photography Collection, Washington, DC
O. Winston Link Museum, Roanoke, VA
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
ORGANIZATIONS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Blue Earth Alliance
– Founded by photographers, for photographers. Blue Earth Alliance is dedicated to supporting photographic projects that educate the public about threatened cultures, endangered environments, and other social concerns. Their board members all volunteer their time to mentor those photographers whose projects they sponsor. As a not-for-profit corporation, they depend on membership dues and donations to support these projects. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to their cause today.
DIFFA – The Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids
– Founded in 1984, DIFFA is the oldest and one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S. They have mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide over $30 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to their cause today.
Through the Eyes of Children/The Rwanda Project
– Through the Eyes of Children began as a photographic workshop in 2000, conceived by photographer, David Jiranek, and inspired by the founder of the Imbabazi Orphanage, Rosamond Carr – an American woman living in Rwanda for over 50 years. Currently there are over 100 orphans of the genocide under the care of the Imbabazi Orphanage. Using disposable cameras, the children originally took pictures for themselves and to share with others, exploring their community, and finding beauty as the country struggles to rebuild from the horrific genocide that took place in 1994, resulting in the deaths of nearly one million people. The goal of this project is to share with the world the perspective of the children, to provide an opportunity to reflect on the tragedy of the genocide by observing life today through the eyes of Rwanda’s children. Additionally, the project aims to demonstrate to the children that they have something to share with the world that is meaningful. Through the sale of their photographs, the children receive that message, as well as the means to continue their photography and their education. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to their cause today.
Here is New York
– An online gallery memorializing the September 11th tragedy.
– If you have ever been accused of having your head in the clouds then you will love this French website. Agnès Charbonnel’s homage to clouds. Click on the “Nuages” header to enter the site.
– For the first time, Emmy Award winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace (Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and The North American Indians) is making her work available on the Web.