Photographs 1940 – 1960
Eliot Porter was an American photographer known for his richly colored images of the natural world. “Every photograph that is made whether by one who considers himself a professional, or by the tourist who points his snapshot camera and pushes a button, is a response to the exterior world,” the artist mused.
Eliot Porter, Apples, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, 1942
Blue-Throated Hummingbird, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, May 1959
Eliot Porter, Tamarisk and Grass, River's Edge, Glen Canyon. August, 1961
Eliot Porter Osprey, Penobscot Bay, Maine 1954
I photograph for the thing itself — for the photograph.
Eliot Porter, Asters and Raspberries, Oak Island, Maine, 1973
Eliot Porter Barn Swallow, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine July 9, 1974
Eliot Porter, Green Reflections in Stream, Moqui Creek, Glen Canyon. September 2, 1962
Eliot Porter, Parula Warbler Male Flying Great Spruce Head Island Maine June 22
Eliot Porter at work. Image credit: Laura Gilpin
Eliot Porter, American photographer noted for his detailed and exquisite colour images of birds and landscapes. Porter, the brother of painter Fairfield Porter, trained as an engineer at Harvard College (B.S., 1924) and as a physician at Harvard Medical School (M.D., 1929).