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    Re: Adams/Weston Exhibition @ Stanford University, CA

    The donation included 386 Weston images. Wow!

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    Edward Weston found his photography style in Mexico in the 1920s. Ansel Adams found his in New Mexico in the 1930s.
    At least for Adams, this is blatantly incorrect: Adams found his "style" long before 1930 in the Sierra Nevada and not New Mexico. He first came into the national conscious for Banner Peak - Thousand Island Lake, taken in what is now known as the Ansel Adams Wilderness in 1923 and had photographed in Yosemite and the Sierra since childhood in the "style" he is general known for today. Frankly this smacks of racial politics in attempting to attribute the success of an American cultural attribute to a foreign culture - very popular in present day American schools and universities.

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    Re: Adams/Weston Exhibition @ Stanford University, CA

    It's quite probable that the curators, when referring to New Mexico, meant the famous meeting in Taos where Paul Strand showed Adams his negatives. Adams himself called that a turning point in his career... after which he gave up his earlier pictorialism- which is not the 'style is generally known for today'. I don't want to make a tempest in a teapot- I'm sure that the show is worth seeing, and that the curatorial stories won't have much effect on the pictures, or how 21st century audiences perceive them.

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    Re: Adams/Weston Exhibition @ Stanford University, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    At least for Adams, this is blatantly incorrect: Adams found his "style" long before 1930 in the Sierra Nevada and not New Mexico. He first came into the national conscious for Banner Peak - Thousand Island Lake, taken in what is now known as the Ansel Adams Wilderness in 1923 and had photographed in Yosemite and the Sierra since childhood in the "style" he is general known for today. Frankly this smacks of racial politics in attempting to attribute the success of an American cultural attribute to a foreign culture - very popular in present day American schools and universities.

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    New Mexico is part of the United States.

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    Re: Adams/Weston Exhibition @ Stanford University, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    Frankly this smacks of racial politics in attempting to attribute the success of an American cultural attribute to a foreign culture - very popular in present day American schools and universities.
    Is New Mexico not "American" enough for you? If not, why not?

    BTW, we're a nation of immigrants. Many "American cultural attributes" have their roots in foreign cultures.

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    Adams/Weston Exhibition @ Stanford University, CA

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