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The author reflects on Edward Weston’s œuvre. He very poetically describes the formal and aesthetic nature of the photographer’s images in such a way that, with no description to guide us, we recognize them. This is art criticism refined by reason, understanding, and a poetic way of seeing the images—all in perfect harmony with the portraits, nudes, landscapes, archeological ruins, and traditional objects that Weston photographed in Mexico.
This is a well-thought-out article about the work that American photographer Edward Weston did in Mexico. The description and presentation of the photo-artist’s works reveal the impact of Weston’s Mexican aesthetic. It changed the concepts, the language, and the visual discourse that encouraged changes in Mexican culture; changes that were already underway, thus stimulating an important supply of graphic expression. The article makes a substantial contribution in terms of an understanding of such concepts and the ability to express it as literary criticism, and provides insight into how an avant-garde audience reacted to this body of photographic production in the 1920s.