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Eliot Furness Porter

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 6 December 1901, Porter took up photography in 1930. He taught biochemistry at Harvard University until 1939, when he became a professional freelance photographer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after being encouraged by Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz. In 1940, Porter began to specialize in colour photography. From 1944 to 1946, Porter worked as a freelance landscape and wildlife photographer in Winnetka, Illinois. In 1946, Porter settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he photographed birds for Audubon Magazine. In 1955-1956, Porter travelled to Mexico with photographer Ellen Auerbach to photograph Mexican churches. From 1967 to 1971, Porter took three photographic trips to Greece and Turkey. Porter undertook three expeditions to photograph in Antarctica from 1975 to 1977. Many of his nature photographs are firmly linked with the Sierra Club and its promotion of conservation causes. He died 2 November 1990.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500007426.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Eliot Furness Porter:

Eliot Furness Porter River’s Edge at Sunset, 1962 Dye-transfer color photographic print
Eliot Furness Porter Clouds Forming over Mt. Baker, Washington, 1975 Cibachrome color photographic print
Eliot Furness Porter Running Water, Roaring Fork Road, Great Smokey Mountains, 1967 Cibachrome color photographic print
Eliot Furness Porter Post Office, Trampas, New Mexico, 1940 (printed 1983) Gelatin silver print
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