About this artwork
An avid nature photographer, Eliot Porter helped to pioneer technologies of color printing. He is best known for vibrant three-color dye imbibition prints of nature scenes and cultural landmarks, published in books and portfolios in partnership with the Sierra Club. Hugh Edwards featured Porter’s work in a 1963 exhibition that seems to have cemented his impressions of color photography, which was at this point largely reserved for commercial purposes. “At last I can feel certain,” the curator wrote to Porter, “that great photographs can be made in color—something I was skeptical about for so long.” The following year, the museum acquired 21 prints.
Currently Off View
- Eliot Porter
- Yellow Leaves and Asters, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico, September 20, 1950
- United States
- Made 1950
- Dye imbibition print
- 27.3 × 21.3 cm (image/paper); 48.3 × 35.5 cm (mount)
- Photography Department Purchase, Joseph and Helen Regenstein funds
- © 1990, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of the artist.