The Amon Carter houses over 40,000 photographic prints, making the museum one of the country’s major repositories of American photography. The holdings span the history of the photographic medium, from one of the earliest daguerreotypes made in this country to inkjet prints being made today. Because of the fragile nature of photographs, the works on view change frequently and may not include images featured on the website.

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Richard Avedon (1923–2004)
Sandra Bennett, Twelve Year Old, Rocky Fort, Colorado, 8/23/80, 1980
Gelatin silver print mounted on aluminum panel
Photograph Richard Avedon. Courtesy The Richard Avedon Foundation
© 1980 The Richard Avedon Foundation