Eliot Porter, “Path in Wood, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine,” 1981
Eliot Porter, “Path in Wood, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine,” 1981
The Farnsworth Art Museum will host an online talk by curator Jane Bianco, “Eliot Porter: All the Wild Places,” on Wednesday, December 2, from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost is $15, free for members.
Eliot Porter (1901–1990) gave up a career as a researcher and teacher in the biological sciences to devote himself to photography. His passion for nature, particularly birds, led him to teach himself the dye transfer process of color film printing in order to depict nesting birds in their environments. He became a pioneer in the artistry of color landscape photography and an advocate for the protection of fragile habitats.
The Farnsworth’s collection of Porter photographs was expanded in 2017 to include a total of 28 dye transfer prints. These works and others on loan form the core of the museum’s current exhibition, “Eliot Porter: All the Wild Places.”
Since 2008, Bianco has re-searched and organized painting, photography, drawings and print, textile, architectural and other art-historical exhibitions and has written accompanying catalogs.
Visit farnsworthmuseum.org to register.