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October 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Timothy Egan’s story of Seattle photographer Edward Curtis

Maybe the name “Edward Curtis” doesn’t ring bells? His photos do – this Seattle photographer’s mission was to photograph the Indian tribes of the west before their way of life vanished forever. Here’s Curtis, below (a 19th-century Brad Pitt?)

Timothy Egan’s new book “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” a new biography of Curtis, vividly portrays the man, his mission and its cost. Tim appears tonight on “Well Read,” state public access channel TVW’s books and authors program.

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It airs at 7 and 10 p.m., and repeats at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday onKBTC, the Tacoma public television channel.

Or you can watch it here:

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And here’s the Seattle Times review.

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