Christopher Cardozo

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Christopher Cardozo (born February 27, 1948) is an American art collector,[1] curator, photographer[2], author and publisher[3].

Cardozo’s Oaxaca series was first exhibited in 1971 at the Minneapolis Art Institution[4] and later acquired by MOMA and other museums for their permanent collections.

He is known as an authority on the photography of Edward S. Curtis.[5][6][7] He has written and edited nine monographs on Edward Curtis and his photography.[8][9] In the past forty years, Cardozo has exhibited around the world, focusing on his goal to bring Edward Curtis to the world.[10][11][12][13]

Cardozo is the founder and Board Chair of the Edward S. Curtis Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the work of Edward Curtis. He started collecting Curtis' photographs in the 1970s,[14] and has a large personal collection of the photographer's work,[15] which he exhibits in travelling displays[14] and at his gallery, Christopher Cardozo Fine Art.[16][17]


  • Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks (2015) Christopher Cardozo; Contributors Michael Tobias, Eric Jolly and A.D. Coleman
  • Native Nations: First North Americans as Seen by Edward Curtis (1993) Christopher Cardozo; Foreword by George Horse-Capture[18][19]
  • Chiefs and Warriors (Native Nations Series) (1996) Christopher Cardozo
  • Great Plains (Native Nations Series) (1996) Christopher Cardozo
  • Native Family (Native Nations Series) (1996) Christopher Cardozo
  • Hidden Faces (Native Nations Series) (1996) Christopher Cardozo
  • Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis And The North American Indian (2000) Christopher Cardozo; Foreword by Joseph Horse Capture and N. Scott Momaday[20]
  • Edward S. Curtis: The Great Warriors (2004) Christopher Cardozo; Contributors Hartman Lomawaima and Anne Makepeace[21][22]
  • Edward S. Curtis: The Women (2005) Christopher Cardozo; Contributors Louise Erdrich and Anne Makepeace


  1. ^ The Web Collector. American Photo. March–April 1996. pp. 79–. ISSN 1046-8986.
  2. ^ Tobias, Michael (2 April 2013). "J.P. Morgan, Edward Curtis and Christopher Cardozo: An Inspired Collaboration". Forbes Magazine
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  5. ^ Hoekstra, Joel (Winter 2006). "Philanthropy with Vision: Indigenous Images" Archived 2014-04-15 at the Wayback Machine. CLA Today. University of Minnesota
  6. ^ Dowling, Claudia Glenn. "Letter from American History: 'Thank you for showing me my culture'". American History Magazine, August 2013. Pg 31.
  7. ^ Mahoney, David (October 2013). "On the Curtis Trail", pp. 234–236. Artful Living
  8. ^ Rodger D. Touchie (2010). Edward S. Curtis Above the Medicine Line: Portraits of Aboriginal Life in the Canadian West. Heritage House Publishing Co. pp. 181–. ISBN 978-1-894974-86-8.
  9. ^ Shamoon Zamir (14 August 2014). The Gift of the Face: Portraiture and Time in Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian. University of North Carolina Press. pp. 378–. ISBN 978-1-4696-1176-1.
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  14. ^ a b "Artist who captured the essence of Indian life showcased". Wilmington Star-News - Oct 28, 200o
  15. ^ "Fiction Chronicle" New York Times By Mark Schone June 26, 2005
  16. ^ "Aspen gallerist Darren Quintenz's expanding view of art". Aspen Times.
  17. ^ "Edward Curtis’ The North American Indian". Fine Books and Collections, by Jonathan Shipley.
  18. ^ "Preserving Images Of A Dying Culture". January 04, 1994, reviewed by Kim Ode, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  19. ^ "Redheads And Bigwigs, Images Old And New"., By Gary Haynes, INQUIRER GRAPHIC-ARTS DIRECTOR, December 19, 1993
  20. ^ "In Books, You'll Find Something Interesting, No Matter Where Your Taste Leads". Orlando Sentinel, December 3, 2000 reviewed by Nicholas A. Basbanes
  21. ^ "Edward S. Curtis: The Great Warriors". Publishers Weekly
  22. ^ "Holiday Books; For The Traditional Photographer Page 2". Shutterbug.