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Shell, 1927

Edward Weston

American, 1886-1958
Gelatin silver print
Image: 9-5/8 x 7-1/2 in. (24.4 x 19.1 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection

Not on view

Weston was one of the twentieth century's most influential photographers. Talented and ambitious, Weston quickly established a reputation of national prominence. Inspired by the "straight" photographic methods of photographers such as Paul Strand and Alfred Stieglitz, Weston worked in a manner that he believed "truthfully represented natural objects [without] trick, device or subterfuge." Weston is best known for his landscape photographs, his nudes, and a highly original series of close-up, organic forms such as shells, eggplants, and cabbages.

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