Floor of Death Valley

Description (Brief):

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 Photographic History Collection.

Date Made: 1938

Maker: Weston, Edward

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Photographic History, Photography, Edward Weston

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PG.004970Catalog Number: 4970Accession Number: 210054

Object Name: gelatin silver print

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 35 cm x 41 cm; 13 25/32 in x 16 5/32 inimage: 19 cm x 24 cm; 7 15/32 in x 9 7/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-44bf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1322554

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