Photographing Diverse Groups Program: Jan. 2, 2020

Join us for the first program of the new year!

Kristen Gaylord Amon Carter Museum 2019Kristen Gaylord will discuss the ethics, challenges and possibilities of photographing a group of people by a photographer who is not a member of that group. She will provide examples from the Amon Carter museum’s current exhibition “Looking In: Photography from the Outside.”

The exhibition, which is on view from through May 10, 2020, includes images of Texas dairy farmers by Morris Engel,  the Navajo Nation by Laura Gilpin, images from a Life magazine project by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange, and photos from Richard Avedon’s “In the American West” project which generated international attention when it opened at the Carter in 1985. Exhibition images are part of the Carter’s permanent photography collection.

Gaylord joined the Carter museum in 2018, having spent the previous three years as the Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. She is a doctoral candidate at the New York Institute of Fine Arts, and has contributed to art and photography commentary published by the Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Join us!

Become a member of the Fort Worth Camera Club at the Jan. 2 meeting. The club, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2020, has provided learning opportunities to north Texas photography enthusiasts since the days of Brownies and darkrooms, and continues to promote the art and science of making images.

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Above, Laura Gilpin (1891–1979), The Little Shepherd, 1950, gelatin silver print, © 1979 Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, bequest of the artist