Edward Weston

Mar 24, 1886 - Jan 1, 1958


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About Edward Weston

Edward Weston was an early-mid 20th Century American Photographer. Though he began by photographing in the soft focused “pictorial” style of the Edwardian era, he became one of the foremost pioneers of the sharply focused “straight” style of photography, along with friends and peers such as Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter. In 1937, suffering creatively due to financial struggles, he became the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. Allowing Weston two years to focus solely on photography and printing, this event would have a lasting effect on the success and legacy of his work. Over the course of his 40 year career, Weston photographed a wide variety of subjects including intimate landscapes, nudes, portraits, and still lives. With a focus on the people and places of the American West, primarily in the areas surrounding his Californian home, Weston is widely known as one of the most innovative and influential of American photographers and a Master of 20th Century photography.

Pepper No. 30 (1930)