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Ansel Adams

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1927–1960

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was a landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating “pure” photography which favored sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph. He and Fred Archer developed an exacting system of image-making called the Zone System, a method of achieving a desired final print through a deeply technical understanding of how tonal range is recorded and developed in exposure, negative development, and printing. The resulting clarity and depth of such images characterized his photography.

Adams was a life-long advocate for environmental conservation, and his photographic practice was deeply entwined with this advocacy. At age 12, he was given his first camera during his first visit to Yosemite National Park. He developed his early photographic work as a member of the Sierra Club. He was later contracted with the United States Department of the Interior to make photographs of national parks.

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Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, c.1948
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Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, 1934
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View south from Manzanar to Alabama Hills, 1943
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Cattle in south farm, Manzanar Relocation Center, California, 1943
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Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1942
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Mt. Moran and Jackson Lake from Signal Hill, Grand Teton National Park, 1941
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Clearing Winter Storm, c.1937
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 1941
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The Tetons, Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1941
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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1941
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Firehold River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 1941
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Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake, Denali National Park, Alaska, 1947
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Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite, 1948
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Grand Canyon from South Rim, Arizona, 1941
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El Capitan, Winter, Yosemite National Park, California, 1952
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Moon and Half Dome, c.1960
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Monolith, the Face of Half Dome, 1927
40°00'00.0"N 113°00'00.0"W

Location: American West, USA

Collection: LOC - Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
Text: Wikipedia


Posted: November 2019
Category: Photography

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