Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Born in Highland Park, Illinois on March 24, 1886. He started doing photography when he was 16 years old. Weston moved to California where he had 4 sons with his wife. He focused entirely on his photography. In 1937 the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation awarded Weston a fellowship, the first given to a photographer.
His pictures included the human figure as well as items of nature, including seaside wildlife, plants, and landscapes.