An exhibition of work by Ansel Adams, an American photographer known for his luminous and detailed black-and-white nature photographs, will open at Reynolda House Museum of American Art on March 11, 2016 and hang through July 17.
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Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis and Midland oil executive David H. Arrington spoke at a news conference Tuesday morning celebrating the opening of an exhibit of Ansel Adams photography.
Arrington, who began collecting Adams’ work after graduating from Texas Tech in 1983, lent 100 original photographs from his collection to the Museum of Texas Tech University for a special exhibit. Although his collection has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world, he wanted his alma mater to host it, as well.
"Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams" presents a lesser-known dimension of celebrated photographer Ansel Adams’s body of work, and offers insight into a decisive and disquieting period in American history.
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If it doesn’t meet my standards, tear them up,” Ansel Adams tells his chief assistant Mary Alinder.
It’s 1979, and Alinder sits at a table with a stack of 22 prints of “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” in Adams’ photography studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California and begins to seek out the photographic qualities that merit Adams’ approval. But by the time lunch was called, she hadn’t trashed one.
The Huntington Library is celebrating one of its newest additions – a complete collection of work from famed photographer Ansel Adams.
Adams was best known for his images of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, but his decades of work captured much more than that. From 1948 to 1976, Adams created seven limited edition portfolios all containing a dozen or more photos.
Barbara Barrett-Byrne said her late husband George collected all seven of those portfolios. He was a student of the legendary photographer and a member of the Sierra Club.
Ansel Adams, the master photographer of the American West, made small, soft-edged prints early in his career and high-contrast, large-scale prints later on. Michael Mattis, who with his wife, Judith Hochberg, owns the 41 early Adams prints (1920s to 1950s) now at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, compares the early prints to chamber music and the later ones to brass bands.