Sunday, 13 June 2010

Edward Weston

Edward Henry Weston was born March 24, 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois. He began photographing at the age of sixteen. His most famous work came out in the 1920's and 30's. He was one of the founding members of Group f/64 in 1932 with Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham.

His 50th Anniversary Portfolio was published in 1952 with photographs printed by Brett. An even larger printing project took place between1952 and 1955. Brett printed what was known as the Project Prints. A series of 8 -10 prints from 832 negatives considered Edward's lifetime best. The Smithsonian Institution held
the show, “The World of Edward Weston” in 1956 paying tribute to his remarkable accomplishments in American photography. Edward Weston died on January 1, 1958 at his home, Wildcat Hill, in Carmel, California. Weston's ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean at Pebbly Beach at Point Lobos.

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