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In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon – A 20th Anniversary Special

Richard Avedon’s favorite images from his essay “In the American West” were on public display at the Amon Carter Museum in 2005 and 2006 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1985 Fort Worth exhibition. KERA’s documentary shares some of the remarkable stories gathered behind the scenes by Dallas photographer Laura Wilson, the project researcher for “In the American West” who arranged the shoots in 17 states and helped pick the 752 people to be photographed. Wilson recounts the experience working alongside her mentor and illustrates how she found her own voice and photographic style. Produced by Yolette Garcia and Rick Thompson.