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Jenna Wengler

Born in Los Angeles,


1911
Son of Edward Weston,
famous photographer
Removed from school
at 13, moved to Mexico
and later California to
become fathers
apprentice

Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orzco


Influenced his tendency to abstraction and
modernistic style

Diego Rivera

The Liberated Earth with


Natural Forces Controlled by
Man
1926

Jose Clemente Orzco

Gods of the Modern World


1934

Part of Group f/64, a small group of


California photographers in the 1930s,
included Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.
Favored large-format view cameras, straight
and uncropped images, high gloss paper, and
stark black-and-white prints, often contact
printed.

Photographs focus on different aspects of


nature portrayed abstractly
Photographs characterized by high contrast,
abstract imagery, close-ups that reduce his
subjects to pure form
Appreciate beauty of every day things

Texture: bubbles
Shape: square
photograph
Color: Highly contrasted
black & white
Emphasis: bubbles in
middle
Proportion: foam
appears large
Camera angle: from
above

Line: lines created by pine


needles and spaces between
them
Texture: speckles on white
background
Color: Highly contrasted black &
white
Shape: square photograph
Pattern: crisscrossing of pine
needles
Camera angle: from above

White
Sands
New
Mexico, 19
47

Yucca and
Dunes
White Sands,
New Mexico,
1946

Texture: clouds and


prickliness of the
dune plants
Color: Highly
contrasted black &
white
Shape: square
photograph
Form: sand dunes
appear 3
dimensional
Light: natural light,
daytime

Texture: softness of clouds


Color: Highly contrasted black &
white
Shape: square photograph
Movement: clouds guide eye
across picture
Light: natural light, daytime

Line: river lined by


trees
Space: river appears
very long
Shape: rectangular
photograph
Color: Highly
contrasted black &
white
Movement: eyes
guided down river
Repetition: trees
Light: natural dimmed
light

Reeds
Japan, 1970

Broken
Glass
California,
1955

Color: Highly
contrasted
black & white,
white dominates
Shape: square
photograph,
shape of objects
Space: contrast
of background
creates large
space
Pattern: layout
of objects

Color: Highly
contrasted black &
white
Shape: rectangular
photograph
Texture: white ice
Emphasis:
brightness of ice

Color: dominated
by grays
Shape: square
photograph,
rectangular window
Texture: leaves
Pattern: design of
gate
Movement: down
the vines

Color: Highly
contrasted black &
white
Shape: square
photograph
Space: large space
Balance: radial
Camera angle: from
above

Color: Highly
contrasted black &
white
Shape: rectangular
photograph
Texture: water
droplets
Balance: radial
Pattern: overlapping
of petals
Emphasis: center of
flower, where light is

Color: Highly
contrasted black &
white
Shape: square
photograph
Space: black
background makes
leaf appear large
Texture: tears in leaf
Line: lines in leaf
Movement: follow
line down middle of
leaf

Color: Highly
contrasted black &
white
Shape: rectangular
photograph
Line: created between
windows
Value: reflections in
windows
Movement: follow line
down middle of leaf
Pattern: windows
Repetition: windows

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