Eliot Porter

Eliot Porter was born on the 6th of December 1901 and died on the 2nd of November 1990. He was an American photographer best known for his color photographs of nature.

Eliot credited his father, James Porter, with instilling in him a love for nature. He was an amateur photographer since childhood, Eliot found early inspiration photographing the birds on Maine’s Great Spruce Head Island owned by his family. He earned degrees in chemical engineering and medicine at Harvard college and university, and worked as a biochemical researcher at Harvard.

Some of his work:


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