Family tree of photography

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center

“Cat in the Hat” by Kim Weston, silver gelatin print, 2008.

“Cat in the Hat” by Kim Weston, silver gelatin print, 2008.

Where: Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 2015 J Street, Suite 101; (916) 441-2341;
Second Saturday reception: April 9, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Through June 4.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

Kim Weston didn’t get an opportunity to get to really know his grandfather Edward Weston, since the famous photographer died when Kim was only 5 years old. He did, however, get to know him by helping his father, Cole Weston, print Grandpa Weston’s negatives in the darkroom. And in the darkness of that room, watching images, as he says, magically appear on blank sheets of photo paper, is where Kim’s love for photography developed.

The Weston family tree yields several more branches of camera-wielding artists, including Brett Weston, another of Edward’s sons, and Zach Weston, Kim’s son. At age 25, Zach has been shooting for only four years, according to dad, but must have photographic fixer in his blood to be this good already.

Four Generations of Weston: Black and White—Edward, Brett, Kim, Zach at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, exhibits the black-and-white works of this family—all shot with film and printed on silver gelatin paper. Classic.