A poignant vision of our country from the great American photographer Edward Weston is on view now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
I am finding things out about America. I am reading old books about it and looking at old photographs and remembering the memories of my grandparents.
The photographs come from a series by Edward Weston used to illustrate an edition of Leaves of Grass. Today they fill a single gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where they will be on display through the end of the year. These photographs show an America that is, like Whitman’s, not haunted by its past but given form by it in surprising and unsettling ways.