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Kurt Edward Fishback (b. 1942)

Ansel Adams, 1980

gelatin silver print

Kurt Fishback, son of photographer Glen Fishback and namesake of photographer Edward Weston, grew up as part of the photographic community in Northern California during the 1940's and 50's. Mentors and friends of the family included Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Edward Weston. Although sculpture was his first artistic medium, he eventually joined his father's school of photography in Sacramento. His most recent project is a series of portraits to celebrate women artists in their studios - an attempt at gender equity, he asserts, to balance his portraits of well-known male artists he photographed during his early career.