Marie Cosindas: Instant Color
LocationThe Amon Carter Museum of American Art
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Accidental photographer Marie Cosindas, a dressmaker by trade, started taking pictures as a way of making notes for her design work. Today, she may be best known for her still life images (her subjects included Andy Warhol, Robert Redford, and Truman Capote, to name just a few) and vibrant use of color, but you still probably haven’t heard of her. To that end, the Amon Carter mounts the first retrospective of the living artist’s work in years, looking back on a career that began in black and white under Ansel Adam’s teaching and flourished in the 1960s when Polaroid was casting about for photographers to test their instant color film. Cosindas made the switch permanent, becoming one of the most influential and artful fine art photographers of the mid-`60s, and one of the first to have color photographs on display in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.