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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will present "Looking In: Photography from the Outside." Drawing from the Carter’s world-renowned photography collection, this exhibition features over 60 works by twentieth-century artists Richard Avedon, Morris Engel, Laura Gilpin, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, and Paul Strand.

"Looking In" examines the way artists have photographed groups they are not part of, exploring how they navigate their identity as “outsider” to an insular community. Twentieth-century books and magazines often employed artists to photograph unfamiliar communities and cultures for photo- essays, offering readers an opportunity to learn more about people they may never meet, but sometimes creating an implied dichotomy between the audience and the subject. These images walk the line between privacy and ethics, raising complicated questions about perception, representation and power. Looking In provides an opportunity for visitors to encounter these questions through the presentation of six different series by artists who each approached their project in a different way.

The represented projects include Richard Avedon’s Hutterite images from In the American West, the 1979 commission by the Carter that sent the celebrated fashion and portrait photographer to document the people of the American West; American photographer and cinematographer Morris Engel’s 1949 photographs of a Texas dairy farming family published in the "How America Lives" series for Ladies Home Journal; landscape photographer Laura Gilpin’s decades-long project photographing Diné, or Navajo, people that culminated in her 1968 book The Enduring Navaho; documentary photographer Dorothea Lange’s work from her 1953 project with Ansel Adams photographing Mormon communities in southern Utah for Life magazine; journalistic photographer Danny Lyons’ photographs of motorcycle riders for his 1968 book The Bikeriders; and images from pioneering photographer Paul Strand’s three years in Mexico following its 10-year civil war.

"Looking In" offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the Carter’s photography collection. The Carter houses one of the most significant American photography collections, comprised of over 250,000 objects that represent the history of the medium from the nineteenth century to the present day. Looking In provides an in-depth look at a selection from these rich holdings. Of the over 60 works on view, visitors can expect to see well-known highlights alongside some lesser-known treasures that have not been on view for decades, if ever.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will present "Looking In: Photography from the Outside." Drawing from the Carter’s world-renowned photography collection, this exhibition features over 60 works by twentieth-century artists Richard Avedon, Morris Engel, Laura Gilpin, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, and Paul Strand.

"Looking In" examines the way artists have photographed groups they are not part of, exploring how they navigate their identity as “outsider” to an insular community. Twentieth-century books and magazines often employed artists to photograph unfamiliar communities and cultures for photo- essays, offering readers an opportunity to learn more about people they may never meet, but sometimes creating an implied dichotomy between the audience and the subject. These images walk the line between privacy and ethics, raising complicated questions about perception, representation and power. Looking In provides an opportunity for visitors to encounter these questions through the presentation of six different series by artists who each approached their project in a different way.

The represented projects include Richard Avedon’s Hutterite images from In the American West, the 1979 commission by the Carter that sent the celebrated fashion and portrait photographer to document the people of the American West; American photographer and cinematographer Morris Engel’s 1949 photographs of a Texas dairy farming family published in the "How America Lives" series for Ladies Home Journal; landscape photographer Laura Gilpin’s decades-long project photographing Diné, or Navajo, people that culminated in her 1968 book The Enduring Navaho; documentary photographer Dorothea Lange’s work from her 1953 project with Ansel Adams photographing Mormon communities in southern Utah for Life magazine; journalistic photographer Danny Lyons’ photographs of motorcycle riders for his 1968 book The Bikeriders; and images from pioneering photographer Paul Strand’s three years in Mexico following its 10-year civil war.

"Looking In" offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the Carter’s photography collection. The Carter houses one of the most significant American photography collections, comprised of over 250,000 objects that represent the history of the medium from the nineteenth century to the present day. Looking In provides an in-depth look at a selection from these rich holdings. Of the over 60 works on view, visitors can expect to see well-known highlights alongside some lesser-known treasures that have not been on view for decades, if ever.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will present "Looking In: Photography from the Outside." Drawing from the Carter’s world-renowned photography collection, this exhibition features over 60 works by twentieth-century artists Richard Avedon, Morris Engel, Laura Gilpin, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, and Paul Strand.

"Looking In" examines the way artists have photographed groups they are not part of, exploring how they navigate their identity as “outsider” to an insular community. Twentieth-century books and magazines often employed artists to photograph unfamiliar communities and cultures for photo- essays, offering readers an opportunity to learn more about people they may never meet, but sometimes creating an implied dichotomy between the audience and the subject. These images walk the line between privacy and ethics, raising complicated questions about perception, representation and power. Looking In provides an opportunity for visitors to encounter these questions through the presentation of six different series by artists who each approached their project in a different way.

The represented projects include Richard Avedon’s Hutterite images from In the American West, the 1979 commission by the Carter that sent the celebrated fashion and portrait photographer to document the people of the American West; American photographer and cinematographer Morris Engel’s 1949 photographs of a Texas dairy farming family published in the "How America Lives" series for Ladies Home Journal; landscape photographer Laura Gilpin’s decades-long project photographing Diné, or Navajo, people that culminated in her 1968 book The Enduring Navaho; documentary photographer Dorothea Lange’s work from her 1953 project with Ansel Adams photographing Mormon communities in southern Utah for Life magazine; journalistic photographer Danny Lyons’ photographs of motorcycle riders for his 1968 book The Bikeriders; and images from pioneering photographer Paul Strand’s three years in Mexico following its 10-year civil war.

"Looking In" offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the Carter’s photography collection. The Carter houses one of the most significant American photography collections, comprised of over 250,000 objects that represent the history of the medium from the nineteenth century to the present day. Looking In provides an in-depth look at a selection from these rich holdings. Of the over 60 works on view, visitors can expect to see well-known highlights alongside some lesser-known treasures that have not been on view for decades, if ever.

WHEN

WHERE

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
https://www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/looking-photography-outside

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