The Brett Weston Archive

Throughout the decades of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Brett Weston’s style changed sharply and was characterized by high contrast, abstract imagery. 

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Brett Weston Premiers in NYC

The Brett Weston Archive is proud to announce that it is represented in New York by James Danziger Gallery. Since its founding in 1990, the Danziger Gallery has established itself as one of the leading photography venues in the world. Visit them at their new location at 980 Madison Avenue to learn more.

A true American master of photography

The Brett Weston Archive

Brett Weston seemed destined from birth to become one of the greatest American photographic artists. Born in Los Angeles in 1911, the second son of photographer Edward Weston, he had perhaps the closest artistic relationship with his famous father of all four of the Weston sons. In 1925, Edward removed Brett from school and took him to Mexico, where the thirteen year old became his father’s apprentice. Surrounded by revolutionary artists of the day, such as Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and influenced as well by the striking contrast of life in Mexico, it was there that Brett first began making photographs with a small Graflex 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ camera.

Galleries Selling Brett Weston Photographs

new york city

Danziger Gallery


Michael Hoppen Gallery


Holden Luntz Gallery


Stephen Bulger Gallery


Weston Gallery


JRB Art at The Elms


Kate Vass Gallery

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The Brett Weston Archive
1001 W Wilshire Blvd
Oklahoma City OK 73116

405 767 3713


A film by Art Wright – For the full video above buy your copy of the remastered 1972 film which follows Brett Weston on a photographic trip through parts of California and Nevada.

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Featured Photo

Untitled (Leaves, Ferns, Hawaii), c. 1980

Ferns were the perfect subject of satisfy Brett’s search for pattern.  He looked for it in everything from dunes to rocks to buildings.  The placement of the leaves divide the composition naturally into thirds with the highlight on the middle frond.  It is a beautiful photograph made near the end of Brett’s career, emphasizing the fact that his eye never waivered.