Ansel Adams


Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Sequoia National Park
Aspens, Northern New Mexico
Moonrise, Hernandez, NM
Sunrise, Mt. Tom, Sierra Nevada
Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park
Monolith, Face of Half Dome, Yosemite
Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Monument
Arches, North Court, Mission San Xavier Del Bac, Tucson, Arisona
Half Dome Blowing Snow, Yosemite National Park
El Capitan Winter Sunrise, Yosemite Natioanl Park

Ansel Adams is widely regarded as one of the most famous photographers of all time, particularly in reference to his striking images of the American wilderness. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery of his craft, carefully evaluating gradations of light in the image, manipulating degree of exposure, and constantly experimenting with new techniques. Along with contemporaries Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, Adams founded the group f/64, devoted to what they termed “straight photography,” as opposed to staged or embellished images. Adams was also pivotal in the establishment of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.