Edward Weston: Master of American Photography

Edward Weston, Nude, 1927, gelatin silver print, ©1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents. Edward Weston, Nude, 1927, gelatin silver print, ©1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents.

June 18–October 2, 2011
Monterey Museum of Art, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA
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Edward Weston is among the twentieth century’s most influential art photographers and widely respected for his many contributions to the field of photography. Along with Ansel Adams, Weston pioneered a modernist style characterized by the use of a large-format camera to create sharply focused and richly detailed black-and-white photographs.

The combination of Weston’s stark objectivity and his passionate love of nature and form gave his still lifes, portraits, landscapes, and nudes qualities that seemed particularly suited for expressing the new American lifestyle and aesthetic that emerged from California and the West between the two world wars.

This major exhibition of photographs, many vintage, will also include Weston’s original diaries or Daybooks and ephemera relating to his life and travels.

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