This collection primarily comprises photographs from Weatherwax's personal life and
professional career as a photographer. Included are a selection of enlargements printed by
Jason Weston under Weatherwax's supervision, and a collection of photographs featuring
family members and Weatherwax's professional work, including images taken in Tahiti in the
1930s and throughout the United States. Also included is a small amount of personal and
professional correspondence; Weatherwax's 1942 employment application to the U.S. Civil
Service Commission; and correspondence and other material related to her husband John (Jack)
Weatherwax and a publishing project he undertook with Diego Rivera, including correspondence
with Upton Sinclair.
Seema Aissen Weatherwax was an American photographer. She began her photography career in
Boston in the 1920s, and continued her work throughout the United States until her death in
2006. Weatherwax associated and collaborated with artists and activists such as Ansel Adams,
Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, and Woody Guthrie.
7 Linear Feet
6 boxes, 3 framed items
Copyright for the photographs in this collection is owned by Jason Weston. Reproduction or
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permission from the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the user to determine
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Collection is open for research.