"Weston is, in the real sense, one of the few creative artists of today. He has recreated the matter-- forms and forces of nature; he has made these forms eloquent of the fundamental unity of the world. His work illuminates man's inner journey toward perfection of the spirit."--Ansel Adams
About the Author
Born in 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois, Edward Henry Weston began to photograph in 1902. In 1906 he decided to move to California and take up photography professionally. In 1937 Weston was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the first ever for a photographer. He continued to photograph until 1948. Thereafter, until his death in 1958, he supervised the printing of his best work by two of his sons, Brett and Cole, and Dody Warren.