Cross-posted from ISO 1200 Magazine
Edward Weston was one of the masters of 20th century photography. He’s been called one of the most innovative and influential American photographers. Truly one of the icons of photography.
This film was shot by American filmmaker Willard Van Dyke, an apprentice of Weston’s, who went on to become a very notable photographer in his own right and in 1932 he co-founded Group f/64, with Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, and Weston. He then went on to become a cinematographer and directed this documentary in 1948, which was produced for the United States Information Agency.