If it weren't for photographers Eliot Porter and Robert Glenn Ketchum, the environmental movement wouldn't be where it is today. Porter (1901-1990) was revolutionary in bringing color photography to a fine arts audience. He began using color in 1939, long before his contemporaries accepted the medium, as a way to photograph birds more accurately. His close-ups of nature inspired Ketchum, who took up color landscape photography in the 1970s. Ketchum's work helped build political support for cleaning up the environment and protecting places of natural beauty. Audobon recognized him as one of 100 people "who shaped the environmental movement of the 20th century." The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth will feature photographs from both artists in an exhibit called Regarding the Land, which opens Sunday. Visit
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