As a legally blind photographer, Kurt Weston has overcome the barriers, obstacles and challenges of producing and exhibiting his art. His limited visual acuity — total blindness in his left eye and limited peripheral vision, no central vision in his right eye — permits Weston to see the world like an impressionist painting. His current body of work focuses on his guide dog Ambrose. Ambrose has been Kurt’s guide for the past 10 years and has enabled Kurt to continue his career as an artist and educator.
Weston’s photographs have drawn much attention, spawning articles and art exhbitions. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Arts Orange County Outstanding Artist Achievement award. Weston is currently an educator in photography and art at the Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach California.
Weston possesses an extensive art education: a BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago (1985) and an MFA in Photography from California State University, Fullerton (2008), combined with 15 years work experience as a professional fashion photographer. In 1996 Weston became legally blind due to Cytomegalovirus retinitis. Weston trends toward bending photographic parameters and enjoys experimenting with interesting views and perspectives.