San Francisco

Eliot Porter, Richard Garrod

American Federation of Arts Gallery, Carmel

Porter exhibits a series of landscapes and images of rock surfaces in muted but highly selective color. He is a colorist of ability who brings a fresh vision to this branch of photography. His photographs reveal him as a person of great sensitivity with very perceptive thoughts on nature and our relationship to it. Garrod, who also uses nature as a theme is much more abstract and shows work only in black and white. His photographs are most skillfully composed with very strong contrasts; he has an extraordinary eye for details. He is a visual poet who completely transcends his media and takes it into the world of art, a singularly difficult thing, or so it would seem, for photographers to do nowadays.

John Coplans