Landscape photographers are remembered for the places
they took pictures of and almost never for the places they lived. The
most eloquent cenotaph to the lives of Carleton Watkins and Ansel Adams
is the mountains and waterfalls of Yosemite National Park.
A trip to San Francisco in search of Watkins's
demolished studio or Adams's unspectacular childhood home, on the other
hand, won't figure in many Americans' vacation plans this year.
One exception to this biographic amnesia, and a worthy candidate for a
plaque from the National Register of Historic Places, is Edward Weston's
house on the Monterey Peninsula.
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