Kelp #3

Edward Weston was influential in the modern photography movement beginning in the 1930s. He is well known for photographing the natural surroundings of his home on the California coast. Weston created striking works of art, some abstract, some more traditional images.
A leader in American photography of the 20th century, Weston's prints were first exhibited at the Smithsonian in 1947. Afterwards, he remained interested in the national photography collection. At times, Weston recommended photographers to curators for collecting opportunities, and eventually donated a selection of his work and several cameras to the History of Photography Collection.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Weston, Edward
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Photo History Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Photo History Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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