It is our mission to educate and enlighten the community about the richness of film photography on the West Coast.
It is our goal to keep the traditional process of the black and white fine art photography alive in the tradition of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams while supporting their philosophies in our local schools and celebrating the artistic roots of our photographic history. We offer students, artists, educators and the community the opportunity to experience the richness of photography through scholarships, mentorships, exhibitions, workshops, publications, lectures, video and artists in residence.
Are you a photography student in Monterey County?
If you are a high school or college student in Monterey County who uses black and white film, you've come to the right place. The Weston Scholarship is a portfolio competition that offers cash scholarships for photographic excellence ranging from $250-$1000. Scholarship recipients' photographs will be framed and displayed in a local museum or gallery for the world to see!
What we need from you
The Weston Scholarship is a portfolio competition which requires you to submit: 10 hand-printed, spotted, mounted photographs, and a typed artist's statement
No Equipment? No problem.
The Weston Collective is committed to making sure that every photography student in Monterey County has the necessary tools to submit his or her portfolio to the Weston Scholarship.
If you need a camera, a few rolls of film, a matte board, a tripod, or even a darkroom, The Weston Collective can help.
Click here to contact us about setting you up with some new gear.
In 2016, Mr. John D. Crossman made the incredibly generous donation of an Ansel Adams portfolio to The Weston Scholarship Education Fund.
This rare collection of work, Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras, is available for purchase and its proceeds will be used to further promote black and white film photography in Monterey County schools. All photographs are hand-printed and signed by Ansel himself!