Eliot Porter and Earth Day

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Thanks to art blogger extraordinaire Tyler Green for featuring photographs from the Amon Carter's massive Eliot Porter archive in special Earth Day posts on his 3rd of May and Modern Art Notes blogs! These photographs are the perfect choice for Earth Day: Eliot Porter shot tens of thousands of ecologically-oriented landscape and bird photographs during his sixty-year career.

And to celebrate, here is an Eliot Porter photograph that he happened to take on this day in 1970, the very first Earth Day.

Eliot Porter, Poppy Field, Eretria, Euboea, Greece, 1970
Eliot Porter (1901-1990), Poppy Field, Eretria, Euboea, Greece, April 22, 1970, dye imbibition print, Bequest of the artist, ©1990 Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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Teachers take note! There is a teaching guide companion component to the Eliot Porter Collection guide. Go to the menu bar on the right, click on Teacher Resources then click on Online Teaching Resources.

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