Cara and daughters

Cara and her two daughters

Cara Weston is a fine art photographer living and working in the beautiful community of Carmel  California. She is the daughter of renowned photographer Cole Weston and actress Helen Prosser-Weston, niece of Brett Weston and granddaughter of Edward Weston – recognized as the leading visionary in modern photography.

Cara and her father, Cole by Bob Kolbrener

Cara and her father Cole, by Bob Kolbrener

Having worked with her father Cole and uncle Brett, as well as Rod Dresser, photographer and assistant to Ansel Adams, Cara has followed the path of her heritage. The body of work she has created over the past two decades respects the craftsmanship tradition of the medium and reflects a unique voice within her family. It now stands alongside her famous descendants as a prime example of fine art image making in the twenty-first century.

Cole Weston

Cole Weston

In addition to her work as a photographer, Cara is the former director of the internationally renowned Weston Gallery in Carmel. As director she curated shows that included exhibitions for luminaries such as Yousuf Karsh, Ansel Adams, Michael Kenna and of course Edward, Cole and Brett Weston. In addition to the gallery exhibitions she has produced, Cara has also curated several art shows in Los Angeles and New York that have featured the best works of today’s art photographers.

Brett Weston by Edward Weston

Brett Weston by Edward Weston

Cara is also the proud mother of two wonderful daughters and has just published her first book of photographs, “Head in the Clouds”; a compilation of her best works from various portfolios and one that studies the strength and ephemeral beauty existing above our horizon. Her work can be viewed on her website – carawestonphotography.com and is in several international exhibits and collections.

Photograph of Edward Weston by Cole Weston

Photograph of Edward Weston by Cole Weston

Cara on wall by Tony Karnezis

Cara on wall by Tony Karnezis

Helen Weston

Helen Weston