Russian-American Photographs Native Alaska (The New York Times)

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The New York TimesThe New York Times highlights the work of Dartmouth’s Sergei A. Kan in a story about amateur photographer Vincent Soboleff, a Russian-American who captured images of the Tlingit community of Alaska during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Kan, a professor anthropology and of Native American studies, is the author of the new book A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country: Vincent Soboleff in Alaska. “Mr. Kan’s rigorous study focuses on the pictures of people, particularly scenes of work, celebration, and play, as well as of the interface between Native and non-Native populations,” writes the Times.

Read the full story, published 7/17/13 by The New York Times.