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“Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject”

– Eliot Porter, 1901-1990, American, photographer (photograph by Eliot Porter)


Around 1930 he was introduced to Ansel Adams by a friend of the family and to Alfred Stieglitz by his brother Fairfield Porter.  Stieglitz continued to critique Porter’s black and white work, now taken with a small Linhof view camera.  In 1938, Stieglitz showed Porter’s work in his New York City gallery.  The exhibit’s success prompted Porter to leave Harvard and pursue photography full-time.  In the 1940s, he began working in color with Eastman Kodak’s new dye transfer process, a technique Porter would use his entire career.

Porter’s reputation increased following the publication of his 1962 book, In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World. Published by the Sierra Club, the book featured Porter’s color nature studies of the New England woods and quotes by Henry David Thoreau. A best-seller, several editions of the book have been printed. Porter served as a director of the Sierra Club from 1965 to 1971.  He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1971.  … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliot_Porter

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