Who is Edward Weston?

  • (noun): United States photographer(1886-1958).
    Synonyms: Weston

Edward Weston

Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958) was a 20th century American photographer. He has been called "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers…" and "one of the masters of 20th century photography." Over the course of his forty-year career Weston photographed an increasingly expansive set of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies. It is said that he developed a "quintessentially American, and specially Californian, approach to modern photography" because of his focus on the people and places of the American West. In 1937 Weston was the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, and over the next two years he produced nearly 1,400 negatives using his 8 × 10 view camera. Some of his most famous photographs were taken of the trees and rocks at Point Lobos, California, near where he lived for many years.

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Consuelo Kanaga - Life
... to the growing San Francisco Bay Area community of artistic photographers, notably Anne Brigman, Edward Weston, Francis Bruguière, and Louise Dahl-Wolf ... in 1932 she was invited by Weston and Ansel Adams to participate in the famous Group f/64 show at the M.H ... Consuela Kanaga, Alma Lavenson, Brett Weston." However, in 1934 the group posted a notice in Camera Craft magazine that said "The F64 group includes in ...
Edward Weston - Major Exhibitions
... (France) presented an exhibition "Hommage à Edward Weston" and an evening screening of the film "Weston the Photographer" by Willard Van Dyke ...
Brett Weston
... Brett Weston (originally Theodore Brett Weston December 16, 1911, Los Angeles–January 22, 1993, Hawaii) was an American photographer ... Van Deren Coke described Brett Weston as the "child genius of American photography." He was the second of the four sons of photographer Edward Weston and Flora Chandler ... Weston began taking photographs in 1925, while living in Mexico with Tina Modotti and his father ...
Sonya Noskowiak - Photography
... But it was not until 1929, when she met Edward Weston, that she began to fully develop her talents ... She soon became Weston’s darkroom assistant, and he taught her both the craft and the artistry of the camera ... Following Weston’s lead she then began to look at patterns in nature, which she photographed with a distinct style that “suggests the coherence of the natural world ...
St. Leger Stakes - Winners
... Nicholson John Lonsdale James Ferguson 1820 St Patrick Bob Johnson John Lonsdale Sir Edward Smith 1821 Jack Spigot Bill Scott Isaac Blades Thomas Orde-Powlett 1822 Theodore John Jackson James Croft Edward Petre ... of Westminster 1835 Queen of Trumps Tommy Lye John Blenkhorn Edward Lloyd-Mostyn 1836 Elis John Barham Day John Doe Lord George Bentinck 1837 Mango Sam Day, Jr ... Samuel Wrather 1844 Faugh-a-Ballagh Henry Bell John Forth Edward John Irwin 1845 The Baron Frank Butler John Scott George Watts 1846 Sir Tatton Sykes Bill ...

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