Day: July 5, 2021

Amon Carter Museum’s ‘Photography Is Art’ traces the history of camera creativity

I’ve loved photography since I got my first camera at 8 years old. It was a Kodak camera — a thin black point-and-shoot brick that used 110 film cartridges. I spent hours photographing everything around me: my dolls, my pets, my family.

I wanted to fix the world in my vision, and taking pictures was a natural way for me to express myself.

“Photography Is Art,” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, explores the way photography has long been used as a vehicle for self-expression, albeit one that was not readily accepted by artistic circles.

Organized by senior photography curator John Rohrbach, who has been at the museum since 1992, the exhibition features a selection of images from the Carter’s permanent collection. It focuses on the efforts of American photographers, from the 1890s on, to have photography regarded as an art form. The show further

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