Christopher Cardozo is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on the great photographer, Edward S. Curtis. Cardozo began collecting Curtis’ artwork forty years ago. He first discovered the work of Edward Curtis in 1973 after a friend saw Cardozo’s own sepia-toned photographs of Native people. Cardozo had just spent six months living in a very isolated tribal village where he made over 10,000 negatives, created film footage, and made sound recordings of language and music. Today he is both owner and curator of the Christopher Cardozo/Edward S. Curtis Collection, the worlds’ largest and most broad-ranging collection of the photographer’s work. Cardozo is the author of eight monographs on Edward Curtis. He has curated one-person Curtis exhibitions that have been seen in nearly one hundred venues in over forty countries across six continents.