"Edward Weston" Photographed
by g. Paul Bishop, '52
No. 2 ©2019 G. Paul Bishop, Jr.
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(Edward Henry Weston)
1886 - 1958
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
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.
John. "Edward Weston," Looking At Photographers. (New York:
The Museum of Modern Art), 1973. p. 84.
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