With our smart phones, iPads and compact cameras, it's easy to overlook the mechanics of capturing color, and even easier to take for granted what's happening behind these mini devices. Don't miss Color! American Photography Transformed and discover the transformative world of color, and what paths artists took to eventually embrace the art of photography.  

Entering the exhibit, (on display through January 5, 2013, at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art) you'll be greeted by a large canvas of brilliantly bright color. Continue on, and you'll be amazed at the transformation of colored photography, and even more fascinating, the artists' perceptions of the concept of color and how it related to art. 

This exhibit journeys through the evolution of photography. From the first color photograph in 1851, to the invention of the Autochrome in 1907 and eventually the acceptance of color as an art form in 1976 when John Szarkowski showed William Eggleston's photographs at the New York Museum of Modern Art. 

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is always free, so take advantage of this special collection that will leave you feeling a little more appreciative next time you snap a photo and upload it to Instagram.

[CONTEST] October 21-28, share your favorite colored photos of Fort Worth with the tag, #ColorFortWorth to enter to win the beautiful exhibition catalogue ($75 value). 

Color Photography Exhibit 

Sandy Skoglund (b. 1946); Revenge of the Goldfish, 1980, 1980; Silver dye-bleach print; © 1981 Sandy Skoglund; St. Louis Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Lewis Holmes