The Photographer

United States, 1948

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The life and work of the American photographer, Edward Weston. The artist is shown at work in California; shows the manner in which Mr Weston approaches his selection of material for pictorial composition and techniques he uses for developing the print. The film includes glimpses of the home of the artist and studies of the sea and mountain landscape of California. Commentary by Irving Jacoby. Narrated by Mel Brandt.

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Willard Van Dyke



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United States
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Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Composition (Photography)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photographers

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photographers - Biography

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photographers - United States

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography - Developing and developers

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography - Processing

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography, Artistic


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Photography - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

People → Photographers - Biography

People → Weston, Edward, 1886-1958

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




Black and White


16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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