Eliot Porter: His Life and Work

Instructor:  Stephen Porter

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

his course will cover the life of the famous nature photographer, Eliot Porter–his early life, education, exhibitions, publications, travel, and personal recollections–through the eyes of his son, Stephen Porter, who spent countless hours working with and observing his father’s developing research, watching him make dye transfer prints, a complex process that Eliot helped develop.

Required Materials: None

Stephen Porter is Eliot’s son. He traveled with his father to places like East Africa, the Galapagos Islands, and Baja California, as well as the Western U.S., and was Eliot’s photography assistant on those trips. He also spent hours in his father’s photo lab joy “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” this Spring!