Navajo Nation 1950 by Jonathan B. Wittenberg
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Navajo Nation 1950
By Jonathan B. Wittenberg

Navajo Nation 1950

Traditional Life in Photographs

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Format: Hardback

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Navajo Nation 1950 by Jonathan B. Wittenberg

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More than fifty years ago, a young student of biochemistry and physics took his bulky, twin-lens reflex camera on a journey through the Dinetah, the land of the Navajo people. He entered with gifts - quartz crystals, abalone shells, and two bags of oranges - and he left with an invaluable photographic record of a culture. With a historical perspective provided in a Foreword by Navajo Nation Museum Director Geoffrey I. Brown and an exhaustive introduction by the author/photographer himself, Navajo Nation 1950 is as informative as it is visually stunning. The scenes and events described in the photographer's essay are more than just stories; in fact, they are more important now than ever, in that Wittenberg is the only non-native photographer who had access to the Navajo Nation people and lands during the years 1950-1952. Today, access has been limited even further by The People, so some of the landscapes seen here can only be seen through Wittenberg's lens. Now that half a century has passed, the traditions of the Dine have evolved, so that extensive anecdotal and photographic records like this one become invaluable historic documents, as well as a feast for the eyes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780977753192
ISBN-10: 0977753190
Format: Hardback
(292mm x 273mm x 19mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Glitterati Inc
Publisher: Glitterati Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Jonathan B. Wittenberg

Jonathan B. Wittenberg is a Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Biophysics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his PhD from Columbia University. His photographs from the era in which he lived with the Navajo people can be found in the permanent collection of the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona and the Heard Museum, in Phoenix, Arizona. He and his wife live in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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