LA Times: Huntington displays photographer Edward Weston's 'Leaves of Grass' project, including overlooked 'masterpieces'

"Mr. Brown Jones," Athens Georgia," 1941, gelatin silver print. (Edward Weston / Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens / Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents)

"Mr. Brown Jones," Athens Georgia," 1941, gelatin silver print. (Edward Weston / Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens / Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents)

"Mr. and Mrs. Fry of Burnet, Texas, 1941," gelatin silver print. (Edward Weston / Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens / Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents)

"Mr. and Mrs. Fry of Burnet, Texas, 1941," gelatin silver print. (Edward Weston / Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens / Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents)

In 1941, Edward Weston set off on an intriguing mission. The Limited Editions Club had asked the master photographer to find “real American faces” and “real American places” for its deluxe printing of Walt Whitman’s epic poetry collection, Leaves of Grass.