Image of girl standing in empty room with back facing viewer wearing black and hugging herself. The ceiling is angled and appears to be an attic, all the walls are blank.
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.
National Museum of American History
Location: Currently not on view
maker: Weston, Edward
ID Number: PG.003618
catalog number: 3618
accession number: 69551
Date made: 1921
Physical Description: paper (overall material)
Measurements: image: 23.4 cm x 18.9 cm; 9 7/32 in x 7 7/16 in
Measurements: overall: 18 in x 14 in; 45.72 cm x 35.56 cm
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