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Edward Weston

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Noted for innovative photographs of California, Mexico, portraits, industry, and abstract organic forms, including human figures, shells, and plants. Weston took his first photographs with a box camera in 1902. In 1906 he moved to California; was an itinerant portraitist. From 1908 to 1911. He traveled to Mexico, New York City, and Ohio, where he made his first industrial photographs. Weston worked for a commercial portrait studio in Los Angeles, in his own studio in Tropico (now Glendale) California, in Mexico City with Tina Modotti, with his son Brett in San Francisco, in Carmel, California, and in Santa Monica, California. Weston was a co-founder of the Group f/64 in 1932.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500003372.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Edward Weston:

Edward Weston Lake Tenaya, 1937 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Edward Weston Juniper, Lake Tenaya, 1937 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Edward Weston Point Lobos, 1938 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Edward Weston California Coast in Fog, 1945 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Edward Weston Surf, Bodega, 1937 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
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