TWISP — The styles and significance of the works of two men who photographed American Indians will be compared at a talk at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp.
Frank Matsura was a Japanese immigrant who photographed Colville Indian tribal members in the early 1900s. Edward S. Curtis is well-known for his work documenting Indians, and worked nationwide from 1907 to 1930.
Their works will be compared in “Shadow Men — Curtis & Matsura,” presented by Michael Holloman, of Pullman.
Holloman is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and director of the Plateau Center for American Indian Studies at Washington State University.
He has lectured for the Washington State Commission for the Humanities and served as an associate professor of fine arts at Seattle University.
This is the second in a series of presentations this year honoring Matsura 100 years after his death. The Okanogan County Historical Society, which has over 700 of Matsura’s glass plate negatives, is hosting the series.