72 Ansel Adams images on display in Myrtle Beach

This March 14, 2014 photo shows a photo exhibit entitled, “In Focus: Ansel Adams” at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Toward the end of his life, photographer Ansel Adams pored over thousands of negatives he’d carefully kept since his teens and set aside 70 that he considered his best works of art. He offered to sell sets of 25, with strings attached: Adams would select 10 and let buyers choose the other 15; the images printed by Adams himself could never be resold, only left to a museum. The few dozen who made the cut included the late Leonard and Marjorie Vernon, whose collection was given to the J. Paul Getty Museum and is the centerpiece of “In Focus: Ansel Adams.” (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) – A collection of iconic images by nature photographer Ansel Adams is going display in Myrtle Beach.

The exhibit opens at the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum on Tuesday and continues through Sept. 21.

A touring exhibit is from the Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences of Peoria, Illinois in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution.

The collection includes 72 black and white images Adams printed for his daughter. It is part of a portfolio he conceived in the 1970s as the best images from his career

Most of the images are landscapes, but there are also close-up nature works, portraits and architectural subjects.

An opening reception is being held on Tuesday with a talk by Andrea Stillman, Adams’ former assistant and author of a book on Adams.
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