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Eliot Porter (1901-1990)Eliot Porter

(1901-1990)
Fine Art, Landscape, Nature

Biography: Eliot Porter trained as a biochemist, and in his colour landscape we often see a desire to precisely and closely study natural objects and their place in the ecosystem. Porter was one of the first photographers to work almost entirely with colour photography, making use of the dye transfer process to produce exquisite and long-lasting prints.

Porter was also a great bird photographer, as well as studying birds and devoting great efforts towards nature conserrvation. Like Ansel Adams he supported the Sierra Club, founded in California in 1892 to preserve the wilderness areas, and his pictures (as well as Adams's) featured in the Sierra Club publications.

His work was extenisively published during his lifetime and he produced 26 monographs. The major collection of his work is in the Amon Carter Museum at Fort Worth, Texas.

More on Eliot Porter:

Afterimage Gallery - Eliot Porter
Several Examples of Porter's work.






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