Amon Carter to Open Exhibit on Color Photos

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    Amon Carter Museum of American Art

    A museum exhibit illustrating how color changed the nature of photography opens this weekend at a Fort Worth museum.

    "Color! American Photography Transformed" opens Saturday at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The exhibit, which includes more than 70 photographs, will be on display through Jan. 5.

    It will then travel to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tenn., for showing from Jan. 19 through April 23.

    The exhibit begins with a rare direct-color photograph made in 1851 by Levi L. Hill, who could neither capture a full range of color nor replicate it. Not until the mid-1970s did fine art color photography finally gain full acceptance with the work of Memphis photographer William Eggleston.