I must thank you for having given me the opportunity to live with your spirit in the form of those photographs that for three weeks were on our walls. Some of your photographs are the first I have ever seen which made me feel ‘there is my own spirit.’1 ––Alfred Stieglitz to Eliot Porter, 1939 An expert technician with a vital affinity for his subject matter, Eliot Porter spent his career photographing the minutiae of nature, investigating with each vibrant image “how nature’s apparent disorder can be reduced to aesthetically stimulating fragments” in the belief that “only in fragments...
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