Head of Canyon de Chelle



albumen silver print, 20,2 x 27,5 cm / 8 x 10,9 inch

The Canyon de Chelle, also called Canyon de Chelly, is an impressive canyon located in Arizona, in the Navajo Nation. It is one of the most famous site of the region, featured in movies and photographed by generations of phographers. Timothy O’SULLIVAN shows us the head of the canyon, it appears to the viewer as a gate opening on the depths of the earth. The grandeur of this place also inspired Edward Sherrif CURTIS (1868-1952), an other photographer having explored the american west, he is very well known for portraituring Native Americans.

Edward Sheriff CURTIS, Canyon de Chelly, Navajo, 1904

Know more: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/92502

Head of Canyon de Chelle
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