Ansel Adams in the News

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Market Snapshot: Ansel Adams

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Landscape photographer and environmental activist Ansel Adams's lucid black and white photographs of the American wilderness helped establish photography as a legitimate art form. A half-century later, there is still an unimpeachable interest in his work at virtually any price point. “Ansel’s work seems to be sort of a ‘gold standard’ in the photography market,” the artist’s grandson Matthew Adams, president of the Ansel Adams Gallery, told artnet via email. “His work has appreciated, and does fluctuate with the market in general, but doesn’t see the extreme highs and lows that we sometimes see with other photographers’ work.”

Through the eyes of his son

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The beauty of the American West is immortalized in the landscape photography of Ansel Adams, who was one of the most influential American photographers, and through his photography, one of the country’s most important environmentalists.

8 Ansel Adams Photos of L.A.'s Changing Food World in the 1940s

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In 1939, Fortune magazine asked Ansel Adams to get some photos of the burgeoning aviation industry in L.A. Like any good photographer, however, Adams found his attention wandering, and wound up with 217 photos of everyday life in the city, which he would later donate to the Los Angeles Public Library.…

Display interprets 'Fragile Waters'

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Art show celebrates Ansel Adams and 'softest of elements which carves the land' Water, precious water, is the unifying theme of a new photography exhibition at the Massillon Museum. The 117 black and white photographs filling the main-floor gallery explore water as a resource, a habitat and a…

72 Ansel Adams images on display in Myrtle Beach

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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…

Ansel Adams exhibit shows the artist’s great works

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There is a small bridge on Sentinel Drive in Yosemite National Park that, on any given summer evening, will be crowded with photographers. The ones on the front row staked out their position midday, willing to wait hours until the late-afternoon light washes over the majestic granite slab of Half Dome,…

Internment of Japanese-Americans, Seen Through The Lens Of Ansel Adams

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Ansel Adams is renowned for his stunning, black-and-white photographs of landscapes in the American West. But, in 1943, he documented one of the most shameful events in U.S. history. In commemoration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Library of Congress (LOC) blog directs readers to an online…