Ansel Adams

Fragile Waters: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly

Fragile Waters: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly

Water is very much on the minds of Californians after six years of drought. Fragile Waters celebrates this precious, essential resource and encourages dialogue about water conservation. One hundred and seventeen black-and-white photographs by three artists whose works span a century create a powerful collective statement. Ansel Adams’s early prints, made from 8-by-10-inch glass plate negatives, are some of the…
Ansel Adams: A Southwest Legacy

Ansel Adams: A Southwest Legacy

Ansel Adams: A Southwest Legacy highlights 21 photographs Ansel Adams made in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The exhibition includes dramatic vistas of Big Bend National Park, intimate close-ups of nature in New Mexico, and a variety of portraits of Georgia O’Keeffe and others. Also included are several well-known masterpieces such as Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico and White House Ruin,…
Ansel Adams: Early Works

Ansel Adams: Early Works

Ansel Adams: Early Works focuses on the masterful small-scale prints made by Adams from the 1920s into the 1950s. In this time period Adams’ technique evolved from the soft-focus, warm-toned, painterly “Parmelian prints” of the 1920s; through the f/64 school of sharp-focused photography that he co-founded with Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham in the 1930s; and, after the War, towards…
Ansel Adams Captures Life on a Japanese Internment Camp

Ansel Adams Captures Life on a Japanese Internment Camp

Manzanar (which means ‘apple orchard’ in Spanish), is the site of one of ten camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in California’s Owens Valley between the towns of Lone Pine to the south and Independence to the north, it is approximately 230 miles (370 km) northeast…
Biography: Landscape photographer Ansel Adams

Biography: Landscape photographer Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) was an American photographer best known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West. With more than half a century of camera work behind him, Ansel Adams stands as one of America’s greatest landscape photographers. His career is punctuated with countless elegant, handsomely composed, and technically flawless photographs of magnificent natural landscapes. No contemporary…