Photo of the Week: The Egg: Staged, Harmonious, Reflected, and Encircled

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Eggs were a symbol of spring long before the easter bunny made the scene. There are numerous depictions of the egg in the Carter's photography collection, but none as interesting as these photographs by Denton, Texas (by way of Minnesota, India, Michigan, New York, Europe, Ohio, and Alabama) photographer Carlotta Corpron. An art teacher at what is now Texas Woman's University, Corpron was influenced by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Gyorgy Kepes, who both (surprisingly) spent time working at the Denton campus.


Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988), Eggs in Stage Setting, gelatin silver print, ca. 1948
© 1988 Amon Carter Museum, Gift of the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.


Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988), Quiet Harmony, gelatin silver print, 1948
© 1988 Amon Carter Museum, Gift of the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.


Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988), Eggs Reflected and Multiplied, gelatin silver print, 1948
© 1988 Amon Carter Museum, Gift of the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.


Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988), Eggs Encircled, gelatin silver print, 1948
© 1988 Amon Carter Museum, Gift of the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.

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My mom was a student of Corpron's back in the 50's. I was going through her effects last year and found a lovely surpise - Ms. Corpron had taken some photos of an exhibit she and my mom had staged at Texas Women's University (then called Texas State College for Women)and a chatty note about the project. The photos and notes now are part of Ms. Corpron's archives at the Carter.

That's great! Did you know she was Corpron' student before you found the note?

Hello new desktop backgrounds! You always seem to find something interesting over there.

I had no idea Mom was her student. I knew that she was an art major, but I didn't know she had an interest in photography.

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