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Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Moving Pictures: Karl Struss and the Rise of Hollywood"

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Moving Pictures: Karl Struss and the Rise of Hollywood," a multimedia examination of photographer and cinematographer Struss’ storied career, focusing on his transition from fine art photography to the world of moving pictures.

Featuring archival materials, original film, and over 100 photographs from the Carter’s extensive Struss Artist Archive and supplemental loans, the exhibition spotlights his innovations in image making and contributions to the film industry, closely examining his impact on Hollywood’s Golden Age and the field of cinematography at large.

"Moving Pictures" brings into focus Struss’ unique position as a leader in both still and moving photography, tracing his career from New York, where he was elected to Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession group in 1910, to Los Angeles, where he moved in 1919 in the wake of World War I, commencing a defining era of his career and joining the wave of westward migration by Americans eager for a fresh start.

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Image info: Karl Struss (1886–1981), Agnes Ayres, Forbidden Fruit (1921), gelatin silver print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, P1983.23.641

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Moving Pictures: Karl Struss and the Rise of Hollywood," a multimedia examination of photographer and cinematographer Struss’ storied career, focusing on his transition from fine art photography to the world of moving pictures.

Featuring archival materials, original film, and over 100 photographs from the Carter’s extensive Struss Artist Archive and supplemental loans, the exhibition spotlights his innovations in image making and contributions to the film industry, closely examining his impact on Hollywood’s Golden Age and the field of cinematography at large.

"Moving Pictures" brings into focus Struss’ unique position as a leader in both still and moving photography, tracing his career from New York, where he was elected to Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession group in 1910, to Los Angeles, where he moved in 1919 in the wake of World War I, commencing a defining era of his career and joining the wave of westward migration by Americans eager for a fresh start.

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Image info: Karl Struss (1886–1981), Agnes Ayres, Forbidden Fruit (1921), gelatin silver print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, P1983.23.641

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
https://www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/moving-pictures-karl-struss-and-rise-hollywood

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