Along with gelatin platinum and silver prints by early masters such as Edward Steichen, Clarence White, and Gertrude Käsebier, the Amon Carter Museum possesses a complete set of Camera Work, Alfred Stieglitz's seminal publication. The collection reveals the story of the artistry of photography in the twentieth century through pieces by several of photography's exemplary figures, including Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Edward Weston, Lewis Hine, Barbara Crane, Robert Frank, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White. These prints are supplemented by archives of works by Nell Dorr, Carlotta Corpron, Erwin E. Smith, Laura Gilpin, and Eliot Porter, which add significant insight into their processes of work by adding to the exhibition of these artists.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art supports work by contemporary artists as well. Richard Avedon was commissioned in 1979 by the museum to create his acclaimed series In the American West, and the Amon Carter's photography collection now contains the full set of prints from the project. In 2013, the museum collaborated with Terry Evans, a photographer from Chicago, to document Fort Worth's Trinity River. More recently, the museum has greatly focused on obtaining and showcasing photography by contemporary artists, such as Katy Grannan, Sharon Core, Dawoud Bey, Mark Ruwedel, Todd Hido, Larry Sultan, and Alex Prager.
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