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Edward Weston was born in 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois. When he was sixteen years old his father gave him a Kodak Bulls-Eye #2 camera and he began to photograph at his aunt's farm and in Chicago parks. In 1903 Weston first had his photographs exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute.

Weston's signature photographic style did not emerge until a three-year stay in Mexico in 1923. There, the brilliant light seemed to demand a sharply focused image, and this influence, combined with the impact of modernist painting and the revolutionary photographs of Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler, led Weston to create the precise images whether portraits, still-lifes, nudes, or landscapes for which he became known.

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