EDWARD WESTON
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"Edward Weston"                        Photographed by g. Paul Bishop, '52
 No. 2                                                       2019 G. Paul Bishop, Jr.

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Edward Weston
(Edward Henry Weston)
1886 - 1958

Photographer
 

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Edward Weston

FROM:

Looking At Photographers
100 Pictures from the Collection of
The Museum of Modern Art

By John Szarkowski


Photography is a matter of eyes, intuition, and intellect. For eyes and intuition, no photographer was ever more richly endowed than Edward Weston.

Weston had been a skillful and successful photographer for more than a decade when in the early twenties his own unique vision began to reveal itself. By 1930, when he was forty-five, he had produced a body of work that would come to identify him as a major artist, a man whose work has changed our perception of what the world and life are like.

It was as though the things of everyday experience had been transformed for Weston into organic sculptures, the forms of which were both the expression and the justification of the life within. The exhilarating visual power of Weston's work is the product of a deeper achievement: He had freed his eyes of conventional expectation, and had taught them to see the statement of intent that resides in natural form.

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Sxarkowski, John. "Edward Weston," Looking At Photographers. (New York:
     The Museum of Modern Art), 1973. p. 84.

 

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