Image of Kim and Gina Weston greeting a Weston Scholarship participant

The awards ceremony at the Marjorie Evans Gallery

The Photography Fund

The Weston Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 by Kim and Gina Weston to support high school and college students studying fine art photography in the Monterey County. It is specifically targeted for those students practicing analogue black and white photography. The Weston Scholarship is no longer accepting any alternative processes. Both Gina and Kim wish to foster photographic education as a way of nurturing a medium that they love.

In previous years, an auction was held to raise funds. In 2010, funds were raised through the Student Fine Print Program, a limited Roman Loranc photograph offer, and generous cash donations.

Mission Statement

Educate and enlighten the community about the richness of photography on the West Coast.

The Goals of the Weston Photography Education Association:

  • Keep the traditional process of black and white fine art photography alive in the tradition of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams.
  • Support this philosophy in our local institutions of learning and celebrating the roots of our photographic history.
  • Offer students, artists, educators and the community the opportunity to experience the richness of photography through scholarships, mentorships, exhibitions, workshops, publications, lectures, videos and artists in residence throughout the Monterey County.

The Weston Photography Education Association is a non-profit 501(C) 3 organization established in 2004. Its mission is to educate and enlighten the community about the richness of photography on the West Coast

Board of Directors

Kim Weston, President
Kim Weston is the grandson of the late renowned photographer Edward Weston and son of photographer Cole Weston. Kim, a fine art photographer for over 40 years specializing in black & white analog photography, has also has been teaching photography for the past 15 years.

Gina Weston, Treasurer
Gina Weston together with husband Kim founded Weston Photography in 2001. Gina specializes in website development, selling fine art photography and teaching workshops at her home at Wildcat Hill in Carmel, CA.

Neil Shapiro, Secretary
Neil Shapiro is an attorney specializing in civil litigation with an emphasis on copyright, trademark and media law. He also admires and collects black and white fine art photography.

Katherine Edison, Outreach Educator
Katherine Edison, a soprano soloist, applied voice instructor, and non-profit administrator, holds an MFA in Performance from the Art Institute in Chicago. She has been a performer in residence at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, a voice instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago, and a working soprano soloist. Katherine shares her passion for voice and the arts as a NATS certified applied voice instructor.

Contact Us

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Kim and Gina Weston
251 Rt.1 Wildcat Hill
Carmel, California USA 93923
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