Sylvia Weston
Featured photographer


Sylvia Weston chose to photograph her family members in a rural, agricultural community in Northern Utah to subtly address issues such as land use in the Western United States, the increasing difficulty of the survival of family run corporations within agriculture, the fear of change, and disappearing cultural identity. The images show the relationship between age-old traditions, the impact of modern technology on the cowboy way of life, and the concept of identity via form and clothing. The wet plate collodion photographic process is used occasionally because it adds an extra dimension of juxtaposing the old with the new.

© All photos courtesy of Sylvia Weston

Sylvia Weston