Ansel Adams in the News

Ansel Adams’ Rare Photos of Everyday Life in a Japanese Internment Camp

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Ansel Adams was already world-famous for his groundbreaking black-and-white photographs of the American West when he was invited by his friend Ralph Merritt to document the Manzanar War Relocation Center, a Japanese internment camp, where Merritt was director. It was a risky career move for a man so thoroughly established as a landscape photographer, but Adams was compelled to witness life there and make a record of it.
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That Time When Ansel Adams Posed for a Baseball Trading Card

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In the 1970s, photographer Mike Mandel asked his famous colleagues to pose for a pack of baseball cards. The results are as amazing as you’d imagine. orget that 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck card or your 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, the real baseball card prize is the Ansel Adams rookie. How many of you can say you have that in your parents’ attic? The Adams card is one of 135 cards in the “Baseball Photographer Trading Cards” set, a whimsical and unique collectible that’s equal parts art and spoof.
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Ansel Adams exhibit coming to Reynolda House in spring

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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.

Who brought Georgia O'Keeffe, D.H. Lawrence and Ansel Adams to New Mexico?

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How does a socialite from Buffalo, New York become the center of a modernist movement in a town in the middle of the American Wild West?

Midland’s Arrington loans Ansel Adams pieces for Tech exhibit

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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.
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Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

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"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.

Art & Soul: SCAD Museum of Art celebrating American landscape photography

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“In Passing: American Landscape Photography,” currently featured at the SCAD Museum of Art, showcases a wide range of images created by six photographers between 1938 and the present.

High Aspirations

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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.