New Mexico Art Tells its History

Hill and Clouds - Weston

Hill and Clouds, 1933 (printed 1937)
Edward Weston (American, 1886 - 1958)
gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. (19.1 x 23.8 cm)
Gift of New Mexico Magazine, 1982
1982.61.11
© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

Edward Weston began taking photographs at age 16 when he was given a Kodak Bull's-Eye #2, and met with early success thereafter. He settled in California in 1906 where he remained for more than fifty years. Most of his work was done using an 8 by 10 inch view camera, with nudes, still lifes and landscape as his primary subject matter. Weston was a founding member of Group f/64, which advocated unmanipulated, sharp-focus photography.

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