Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Sq, Temple Bar, Dublin Tues-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 1-6pm Until Jan 21 01-6714654 It’s very likely that you’ve already seen some of the work of Edward S Curtis (1868-1952). He was the most famous photographer of his time and devoted 30 years of his life to documenting the lives and environments of over 80 tribes of Native Americans all over the United States. His overall project, The North American Indian, was a gargantuan undertaking which apparently cost him “his family, his financial security and his health”. Curtis’s portraits of Native Americans, though, have become iconic. While he certainly did pictorialise his subject matter, the images are still stunning and were clearly very influential – it’s hard to think of John Ford’s archetypal westerns without the example of Curtis, for example. And Curtis was an exceptionally sympathetic portraitist, concerned to imbue his subjects with identity and a sense of autonomous presence. The Gallery of Photography’s show features more than 60 photographs. It was curated by Christopher Cardozo, an expert on the artist’s work and the founder/chair of the Edward S Curtis Foundation.