Out west again, with Wilson

Thirty years ago, the Amon Carter Museum presented one of its most memorable exhibits ever: the stark, black-and-white portraits of photographer Richard Avedon, who spent five years crisscrossing the prairie capturing the faces of the American West.

Now, a new Carter exhibit through Feb. 14 examines the West through the lens of Dallas photographer Laura Wilson, who worked alongside Avedon back then while taking care of her future actor sons Andrew, Luke and Owen.

Along with cowboys, grit and grime, Wilson’s photos show a West of many faces and cultures, and more women: debutantes in Laredo, a religious colony in Montana, trick riders at the Stock Show.

The free exhibit was made possible in part by gifts from the Alturas Foundation, the Mollie and Garland Lasater Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of North Texas, Ruth Mutch, Salle Stemmons, and Worthington National Bank.

Thanks to all for bringing us Wilson’s great work.