Russell Laird, Tammy Baker, seventeen year olds, Sweetwater, Texas, 3/10/79
1979, printed 1985
Gelatin silver print
Image: 37 1/2 x 46 3/4 in.
Mount: 39 1/4 x 50 1/8 in.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
© The Richard Avedon Foundation
Avedon in Texas: Selections from In the American WestFebruary 25–July 2, 2017
This exhibition of Richard Avedon’s evocative portraits of the people of the American West, commissioned by the Carter, uses the subjects’ faces, clothes, and postures to convey not only their hard living but the full embrace of human existence.