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Yellow Leaves and Asters, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico, September 20, 1950

A work made of dye imbibition print.
© 1990, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of the artist.

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  • A work made of dye imbibition print.

Date:

September 20, 1950

Artist:

Eliot Porter
American, 1901–1990

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.

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Photography

Artist

Eliot Porter

Title

Yellow Leaves and Asters, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico, September 20, 1950

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1950

Medium

Dye imbibition print

Dimensions

27.3 × 21.3 cm (image/paper); 48.3 × 35.5 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Photography Department Purchase, Joseph and Helen Regenstein funds

Reference Number

1964.128

Copyright

© 1990, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of the artist.

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