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On site: Edward Weston at the Michener Art Museum

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Edward Weston – Pepper No. 30, 1930

It is easy to forget the depth and breadth of a photography master over time. This multi-decade survey of Weston’s work, combined with excellent commentary, jolts the viewer back into the realization of the grand contribution made by Weston and his many loves (animal, vegetable, and mineral).

Edward Weston: A Life at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. runs through March 28, 2010.

The exhibit takes us from his early pictorialist work, through his 3 years in Mexico to Carmel, Ca. and Point Lobos as a modernist and “straight” photographer. He spent over 2 decades there and in the Southwest perfecting his craft.

The exhibit samples it all … the portraits, nudes, still lifes and landscapes. Silver and platinum prints developed off of enlarged negatives, and for heightened detail, contacts.

The collection of over 100 images from  Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg is exhilarating.

A video interview with his grandson Kim and recently deceased (at 95) muse, Charis Wilson, is worth the 25 minutes viewing time.

  1. […] recently attended an Edward Weston retrospective which also ran a twenty minute video on Weston’s work and contained interesting interviews with […]

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