A Unique Offer in Fine Art Photography – Don Worth

The Ansel Adams Gallery is thrilled to offer its collectors, friends and fellow art lovers, a chance to participate in a unique opportunity. From time to time on our website, we love to feature a hand-made image from one of our distinguished Gallery artists at a discounted price.

This month, in time for the holidays, we have reached into our archives for the first time to present two images by Don Worth (1924-2009): “Succulent, Mill Valley,” and “Shrubs and Snow, Yosemite Valley.” Traditionally, Mr. Worth’s respective prices ranged between $4,000 and $6,000, but you can now add one to your private collection for 25% off of our original retail price. Due to the nature of this offer, very few prints are available, and orders will be fulfilled on a strict first come first served basis. Each gelatin silver photograph was printed by Mr. Worth by hand in his darkroom, and is signed, mounted, matted and ready for framing. The time to purchase will begin at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Monday, October 19th, and will expire upon the close of business, Sunday, October 25th at 6:00 PM. Once the offer has expired, we anticipate an order fulfillment time of approximately four to five weeks to ensure the quality of each individual order. This offer is available for a very limited time, after which, the print will return to full price.

Email our curator, Evan Russel, at evan@anseladams.com if you have any additional questions about the prints or shipping.

About Don Worth

Don Worth was born in Nebraska and reared during the Depression years in Iowa. At 10, his mother taught him how to play piano. At that time he also began his horticultural intrigue, growing exotic plants, that he would later photograph. He went on to earn a Masters of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music in New York in the early

1950s, then on to Mills College in Oakland for postgraduate work. There he studied piano with Alexander Libermann and composition with Darius Milhaud, writing piano, voice and flute.

Worth was somewhat versed in photography, when he met Ansel Adams in 1955. He moved to San Francisco and assisted Adams for four years, working with an 8×10″ view camera. Worth composed the musical score in 1958 for the film Ansel Adams: Photographer. The score was Worth’s “swan song” to music. He abandoned his music to focus for photography, teaching at the university level, and by the mid 1970s was a full professor of Art at San Francisco State University. Worth, like other some other photographers, Ansel Adams and Paul Caponigro among them, have an entwined history of music and photography.

Wearing the photographer’s hat, the natural world became Worth’s sacred cathedral. It is” a shrine where the poet-photographer could capture, for eternity, the play of light and mist on an upturned leaf or a fading rainbow..”

Don Worth passed on March 18, 2009.

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Succulent, Mill Valley
Shrubs and Snow, Yosemite Valley