Nude 62n.

About Edward Weston

One of the most influential American photographers of the 20th century, Edward Weston is known for his richly detailed and precisely composed black-and-white images of semi-abstract nudes, landscapes, and organic forms including close-up studies of shells, vegetables, and rocks. During a trip to New York in 1922, Weston had a formative encounter with the photographer Alfred Stieglitz; shortly thereafter he traveled to Mexico with his student and mistress Tina Modotti, where he met the artists Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. By the spring of 1929 he began to photograph Point Lobos in Carmel, California and developed the style that would distinguish his practice, favoring sharp contrasts and a full tonal scale. He became a founding member of the group f/64 in 1932 along with fellow California photographers Imogen Cunningham and Ansel Adams, who together advocated for un-manipulated, sharp-focus photography. “To record the quintessence of the object or element before my lens, rather than an interpretation, a superficial phase, or passing mood—this is my way in photography,” he once said.

American, 1886-1958, Highland Park, Illinois

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Point Lobos - The Greatest Meeting of Land and Sea, Photography West Gallery, Carmel
2016
25, G. Gibson Gallery
2016
Photography and America’s National Parks, George Eastman Museum, Rochester
2016
The Pritzker Center for Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Point Lobos - The Greatest Meeting of Land and Sea, Photography West Gallery, Carmel
2016
25, G. Gibson Gallery
2016
Photography and America’s National Parks, George Eastman Museum, Rochester
2016
The Pritzker Center for Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
The Weston Legacy - The Nude, Photography West Gallery, Carmel
2016
Be-hold Open House, Be-hold, Yonkers
2016
Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs
2015
Collection Highlights ~ 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Weston Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea
2015
POINT LOBOS: California, Weston Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea
2014
Edward Weston & Sons, Weston Gallery
2013
Highlights from the Collection, Weston Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea
2013
Patterns in Architecture, Weston Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea
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