Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Edward Weston was born on March 24, 1886 and was a great american photographer. Weston's pictures were exhibited in the Chicago Art Institute early in life, and he went to the Illinois College of Photography. Weston was also a co-founder of the group f/64. He had a real passion for photography and transitioned from pictorialism to straight photography, including mostly nudist photos but also included some nature and wildlife landscapes. His type of photography was mostly opposite of the normal pictorialist fashioned photos at the time. Edward Weston died on January 1, 1958 but completed a legacy of beautiful pictures and masterpieces. He was one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century.