Welcome to the Amon Carter Museum's Student Web Site for the pioneering
color nature photographer Eliot Porter.
This site is written for fifth through eighth grade students. Students
can explore the artist's life and photography in three sections under
Becoming an Artist, The World
of Eliot Porter, and
Making a Statement.
An additional Activity Log encourages students to look carefully both
at Porter's work and at their own environment and communities as inspirations
for creating works of art.
- Eliot Porter combined his love of art and nature to establish an
important model for looking at the natural world.
- Porter began making color photographs in 1939, when most photographers
were working in black and white. He showed them the value of working
- The artist made a fundamental contribution to environmentalism by
showing the beauty of wild places around the world. His work is widely
imitated, as can be seen in many of today's calendars, coffee-table
books, and posters.
- While best known for his details of nature, Porter also photographed
landscape views, architecture, and even people.