Brett Weston1911-1993

Note
Phillips Collection
Location
Washington, DC

$10,000 toward Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow, a traveling retrospective exhibition on the photographer with accompanying catalogue and educational programs, organized by museum curator Stephen Bennett Phillips. Weston was born in Los Angeles, and learned photography first as an assistant to and then partner with his father, Edward Weston. A recipient of a Guggenhein grant in 1947, Weston photographed landscapes along the East Coast as well as forms and textures that interested him in Europe, creating photographic images that embraced pure abstraction.