Edward Weston

Edward was born on the 24th of March 1886 and died on the 1st of January 1958. He was an American Photographer and 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 40 year career Edward photographed an increasingly expansive set of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and more. 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 Edward 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.

Some of his work:

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