Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Bridge, River, Skyline)
Medium:Silver Gelatin Print
Height: 9.5 in
Width: 7.625 in
Black and white print of the Pittsburgh skyline with bridge in view.
Edward Weston, well known photographer, first began snapping photos at the age of sixteen taking picture of parks of Chicago where he grew up and his auntâ€™s farm. In 1908 Weston attended the Illinois College of Photography in Effington, Illinois. Weston's style transitioned from a pictorial approach to a new emphasis on abstract forms and sharp resolution in the early 1920's. His most famous works include images of natural forms, close-ups, nudes, and landscapes. Before his passing, for ten years, Weston suffered with symptoms of Parkinsonâ€™s disease, yet he took this time to watch his sons grow as photographers, following in their father's footsteps.