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Brett Weston


1911 - 1993

No photographer in the history of the medium has been as involved with the natural landscape over as long a period as Brett Weston. From earliest examples of his photography, beginning in the mid-1920s, and ending with the last photographs he made in 1993, it is evident that Brett Weston’s vision was unique and consistent. During his life, he photographed throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as in Europe and Japan. He was honored with over one hundred exhibitions of his work. His photographs found in museums and private collections all over the world. 1947 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 1973 grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities photograph in Alaska. Throughout his 70 year career, Weston challenged the boundaries of black and white photography through experimentation with abstraction and recognizable subject matter.