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I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.

—Ansel Adams

ANSEL ADAMS BIOGRAPHY

Ansel Adams, photographer and environmentalist, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Charles Hitchcock Adams, a businessman, and Olive Bray. The grandson of a wealthy timber baron, Adams grew up in a house set amid the sand dunes of the Golden Gate. When Adams was only four, an aftershock of the great earthquake and fire of 1906 threw him to the ground…read full biography

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OUR MISSION

From its origin in 1902 in a tent in the California wilderness, Best’s Studio, dba The Ansel Adams Gallery, has evolved into a center that celebrates the arts and the natural grandeur of our environment. The Ansel Adams Gallery strives to cultivate an aesthetic appreciation and concern for our world by offering visitors a unique variety of books, handcrafts, fine arts, and an extraordinary collection of Ansel Adams original photographs. Welcome! —The Best / Adams Family

Golden Gate before the Bridge, 1932

New Releases – Two Ansel Adams images of the Golden Gate

Golden Gate before the Bridge and Golden Gate from Baker Beach as new Modern Replicas.

Golden Gate from Baker Beach, 1953

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