Passion for Birds, A: Eliot Porter

Looks at hundreds of photographic portraits of American bird species created by nature photographer Eliot Porter (1901-1990). He became a pioneer of color photography in order to more clearly differentiate species, focusing particularly on songbirds. He used innovative means, including huge tripods and scaffolds, and flash techniques to capture close-ups of birds around their nests.

TRC audience: 
College/Adult
High School (9-12)
Middle School (6-8)
TRC subject: 
Art of the West
Photography
Science
TRC format: 
Book