Edward Weston – Photos and Artwork

About Edward Weston

Edward Henry Weston, a distinguished 20th-century American photographer, is considered one of the great masters of 20th-century photography. His photographic style focused on carefully composed, sharply focused images of natural forms, landscapes and people. Weston started his photography career at the age of sixteen when his father gave him a camera. In 1903 he exhibited his work at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Weston moved from Chicago to California in 1906 and opened a portrait studio in Los Angeles near Hollywood Boulevard. He continued to explore his favorite subject matter throughout his illustrious career which lasted until Parkinson’s disease forced him to give up photography in 1948.

In addition to having an eye for creating art through photos, Edward Weston was truly innovative within his time. In particular, he was first photographer who received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1937 which enabled projects that investigated textures and surfaces more heavily than ever before seen in photography at that time. The Edward Weston Archive contains more than 2,000 exhibition prints including some contact sheets still left unprinted by the artist himself till this day – it’s housed at the Center for Creative Photography for display today so you can see some of these famed prints with your own eyes – https://ccp.arizona.edu/.

Photographs from Edward Weston

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