As one of the major repositories of American photography, the Carter houses over 45,000 exhibition-quality prints that span the history of the medium, from one of the earliest daguerreotypes made in this country to inkjet prints being made today. The collection is especially rich in images of the American West, including landscape photography, portraits of Native Americans, and a complete set of Richard Avedon’s In the American West, which the museum commissioned. The Carter also holds several photographers’ archives, including those of Carlotta Corpron, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Karl Struss.