Ansel Adams in the News

Stunning Ansel Adams print of Golden Gate before the bridge could fetch $250K at auction

An original Ansel Adams photograph showing a San Francisco scene that hasn't existed in nearly 85 years is hitting the auction block for the first time. "The Golden Gate Before the Bridge" will go up for sale at Bonhams in New York on Monday. It depicts a wild and natural Golden Gate without its celebrated…

Ansel Adams worked to help less fortunate

Son recalls father’s support for Japanese-Americans in WWII; to give talk in Port Hadlock Full article at http://www.ptleader.com/arts/ansel-adams-worked-to-help-less-fortunate/article_e1078706-a307-11e7-a62e-3fa1b8c695e0.html When Japanese-Americans were forcibly relocated and interned at camps…

Ansel Adams exhibition, programming come to region

TRAVERSE CITY — Ragnar “Rags” Avery knew just where to turn for advice when he received his first real camera as a college graduation gift. “At that time Ansel Adams was extremely popular,” said Avery, a business development consultant and amateur landscape photographer from Kalkaska. “I…

Quick Read: Crooked Tree focuses on Ansel Adams all summer

After years of planning, the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey will soon open “Ansel Adams: Masterworks,” an exhibit comprising 47 images from Ansel Adams and one portrait of Adams by James Alinder, in its Bonfield and Gilbert galleries. Sheila Ruen, galleries director, said there is a whole…
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View Daily Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp Through the Lens of Ansel Adams

In 1943, one of America’s best-known photographers documented one of the best-known internment camps. Seventy-five years ago, nearly 120,000 Americans were incarcerated because of their Japanese roots after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. More than 10,000 were forced to live in the hastily built…

Banish the winter doldrums with a museum outing

Shake off those January blahs and warm the soul by checking out some of the current art exhibits on view through the area. Local museums offer a wide range of exhibits that are sure to help keep winter in the background for a while. Here’s a sampling. Photography retrospective at Nassau County Museum…

Ansel Adams' Camera Highlights Photography Offerings at Heritage Auctions

NEW YORK — The camera used a half-century ago by legendary photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams will be offered in a public auction in New York City by Heritage Auctions’ Photographs auction, October 27. The Arca-Swiss 4x5 inch view camera (est. $70,000-$100,000) was used by Adams for shooting…
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Fragile Waters at IMA

It was the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that inspired two friends to create IMA's newest show. Curator Jeanne Falk-Adams and Barbara Cox, artist agent, created Fragile Waters at IMA April 23 - Sept. 5. "We need water, clean water. It isn't possible to live without it," said Falk-Adams. The idea behind Fragile Waters, Falk-Adams said, was to connect people through the arts, portraying the beauty of water, from rivers and wetlands to the oceans, letting them draw their own conclusions. To accomplish this, the show combines the work of her father in-law, Ansel Adams, Ernest Brooks II and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly, interspersed with quotes to give people what Falk-Adams describes as breathing room, to process the information.