All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Friday, July 14, 2006

Eliot Porter, Photographer and Conservationist

Browse the Eliot Porter Collection at the Amon Carter Museum and you'll find plenty of Maine images. Porter (1901-1990) was a native of Illinois, but summered at Great Spruce Head Island, where he began his career in photography at age 11. For much of that career, he used his color photographs of natural subjects to win converts to the conservation movement. In 1986, he published Maine—a retrospective now out of print.

An exhibition titled "Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature" runs at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through Sept. 17.

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