June 18-October 9, 2011
MMA La Mirada
This exhibition is organized from major museum and private collections and will feature vintage prints of Weston’s most famous and admired photographs along with rare images not widely exhibited.
Edward Weston was among the most significant American artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition will span the most prolific decades of his career. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, Weston came to California in 1926, where he began the work for which he is justly famous: sharply-focused black and white photographs of seashells, vegetables, landscapes, portraits and nudes. In 1929, Weston moved to Carmel and created the first of many photographs of the dramatic rocks and trees at Point Lobos. Soon thereafter, he became one of the founding members of Group f/64—a pioneering circle of photographers that included Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham. Widely renowned during his lifetime, Weston became the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship for experimental work in 1936.
Make Your Own Portrait Gallery
Come to the Make Your Own Portrait Gallery and show off your creative side on camera during the exhibition, Edward Weston: American Photographer. Use the Museum’s camera or your own.
Cell Phone Audio Tour
Access insights and stories about 10 items in this exhibition by calling 831.515.3347 and entering a number from 1 to 10 followed by the #. Press 0# to leave a comment. No cost, except your minutes.
Major exhibition funding provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Presenting Parner: CTB/McGraw-Hill. Make Your Own Portrait Gallery sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank.
Image: Edward Weston, Shell, 1927, gelatin silver print, ©1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents