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Eliot Porter

Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness
Luna Moth  

Eliot Porter, Luna Moth, Silver Lake, New Hampshire, June 3, 1953, copyright 1990, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, bequest of the artist.


Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness, organized by the Amon Carter Museum May 3 through July 27, 2003.

Eliot Porter (1901–1990) changed the way we see the world. One of the first artists to take up color photography, he created a revolutionary new model for looking at nature based on colorful details. Today, his photography is widely imitated.

This first-ever retrospective of the artistic legacy of Eliot Porter (1901-1990), a pioneer of color photography, includes 162 of his photographs. Through July 27, 2nd floor.

Visit the Amon Carter Museum's Eliot Porter Online Collection of more than 800 digital images and information about his archives and career.

Visit the Amon Carter Museum's The Porter Student Web site which allows students and teachers to explore Porter's extraordinary life and work.