© Edward Weston , Rock Erosion, Point Lobos, California, 1935 , vintage gelatin silver print , 24.4 x 19.4 cm
The eighth event proposed by the Rolla Foundation is an exhibition dedicated to the great American photographer Edward Weston (1886, Illinois - 1958 California).
Through 22 photographs from their collection, Philip and Rosella Rolla propose a short journey through the « Westonian vision ».
As Pino Musi writes in the catalog text : There is in the eyes of the American photographer, a slowed down and repeated attention to the subject, taking an analytical posture that through small displacements of light, framing, distance, searches out the “quintessence of the thing itself”, aiming right at the heart of the form without side distractions.
Edward Weston, Nude, 1933, vintage gelatin silver print, 9.2 × 11.7 cm
Works in the exhibition :
20 images taken between 1916 and 1944 and printed by the photographer (vintage palladium, platinum and gelatin silver prints). A picture from 1920 printed by his son Cole Weston. A portrait of Edward Weston made by Ansel Adams in the 50s.