Weston, Edward, 1886-1958
- Existence: 18860324 - 19580101
Noted for innovative photographs of California, Mexico, portraits, industry, and abstract organic forms, including human figures, shells, and plants. Weston took his first photographs with a box camera in 1902. In 1906 he moved to California; was an itinerant portraitist. From 1908 to 1911. He traveled to Mexico, New York City, and Ohio, where he made his first industrial photographs. Weston worked for a commercial portrait studio in Los Angeles, in his own studio in Tropico (now Glendale) California, in Mexico City with Tina Modotti, with his son Brett in San Francisco, in Carmel, California, and in Santa Monica, California. Weston was a co-founder of the Group f/64 in 1932. American photographer.
Metadata Rights Declarations
- License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Publications, including newspapers, magazines, exhibition catalogs, workshop and class catalogs, and auction advertisements, published between 1959 and 1996. The materials feature articles written about or including Ruth Bernhard and her photography, descriptions of workshops and classes taught by Bernhard, and exhibitions and auctions featuring her work. There are 24 total publications.
Research files and interviews by Carolyn Caddes, 1981-1982. Includes research notes, correspondence, photographic materials, and biographical materials about the Weston family. Also included are a script of lecture and a draft of an essay on Flora Chandler Weston.
This collection contains miscellaneous materials documenting the life and career of Faurest Davis (1906-1991), photographer. Each group of materials will be described separately. The collection is active.
Correspondence, 1932-1956, primarily to Christel Gang from Edward Weston (1886-1958), photographer. Also includes correspondence from Edward Weston to Seymour Stern; four letters from Brett Weston to Gang; and clippings and brochures relating to Edward, Brett, and Cole Weston, ca. 1950-1967. Gang was a friend of Edward Weston and briefly provided secretarial services to him.
Printed materials and photographic materials, circa 1930-1980, of William Holgers (1904-1981), California photographer. Most of the clippings, negatives, and photographs relate to Edward and Charis Weston. Of special note are photographs documenting the 1940 U.S. Camera Photographic Forum in Yosemite, a workshop taught by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. Holgers' short memoir describing the workshop is also included.
Papers and photographic materials, 1928-1974, of Sonya Noskowiak (1900-1975), photographer. Includes correspondence with Edward Weston and other photographers; reviews and announcements of photography exhibitions, including two of Group f/64, of which Noskowiak was member; clippings about Noskowiak, Edward Weston, her photography and other topics; negatives and contact prints made by Noskowiak, and reference prints made by the CCP staff.
This collection contains miscellaneous materials (1984-1992) documenting the life and career of Willard Van Dyke (1906-1986), photographer, filmmaker, teacher, and curator. Each group of materials is described separately.
Materials documenting the life and career of the photographer Brett Weston (1911-1993), son of Edward Weston, including personal papers, letters, activity files, exhibition files, publications, photographic materials, and photographic equipment. The papers offer significant information on the exhibition, publication and sale of Weston’s photographs.
Miscellaneous materials documenting the life and career of Edward Weston (1886-1958), photographer. Includes correspondence, publications, photographic materials, artifacts, manuscripts and other materials. Each group of materials is described separately. The collection is still active.