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In 1886 Edward H Weston was born in Highland Park Illinois and then was raised in Chicago He went to The Oakland Grammar School and at 16 years of age he received his first camera form his father In his spare time he took pictures in Chicago parks as well as his aunts farm he worked as an errand boy and a salesman for Marshall field and company In 1906 he went to California where he held down two jobs One was a door to door portrait photographer and the other was a surveyor From 1908 to 1911 he went to the Illinois College of Photography and spent his summers back in California working as a printer in photographic studios While spending his summer in California he became the founder of the camera pictorialists of LA 1909 Weston married Flora Chandler In 1910 they had their first son Edward CWeston 1911 their second son was born Theodore B Weston Their third was born in 1916 Laurence NWeston Andlast but not least the fourth Cole Weston in 1919 he had many articles published in many magazines all about Westons Methods But it wasnt good enough for him By 1920 he was Completely upset with is work so he decided to turn to experimenting In the year 1922 Weston went to the Big Apple or New York City where he met Alfred Steigliz Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler At the point all the pictures that he took of steelworkers in Ohio marked the dramatic turning point in his career Many people loved these pictures because they showed the basic human life The pictures were a lot like the work of Sheeler Weston later wrote the camera should be used for recording of life for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself whether it be polished steel of palpitating flesh During the year1923 he moved to Mexico City He
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