Ansel Adams in the News

Picture Desk: The Faraway

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In September, I took a trip to New Mexico with a friend. The expanse of sky in the Southwest was as much of an attraction as the green-chili peach pie, and we spent a great deal of time simply staring at it. Exploring Canyon de Chelly on horseback, I watched the clouds approach and grow dark. The…

The real Ansel Adams

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Alan Ross, who knew the genius and wicked humor of the famed photographer and environmentalist, exhibits work at Laguna gallery. One of Ansel Adams' pet peeves was when Alan Ross would forget to turn off a battery-powered digital thermometer in the dark room. He communicated his displeasure about…

Adams’ ‘Masterworks’ as much history as art

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There’s going to be a point when Ansel Adams’ photographs are more valuable as historical artifacts than they are as works of art, and that point might be now. The photographs included in “Ansel Adams: Masterworks,” an exhibition currently up at the South Bend Museum of Art, are beautiful, but…

Black, white photos come to life in Ansel Adams exhibition

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His photos are only two colors – black and white. They seem simple in this age of digitized photography. The truth, however, is the work of Ansel Adams revolutionized the craft of photography by delivering more than images but a message for a better world. Today that message will arrive at Baylor. The…

Island imagery: Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe in Hawaii

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Is a rainbow still a rainbow if it's in black and white? Or put another way, can photographs of people, manmade structures and urban settings really be by Ansel Adams? The answer is clearly yes, judging by the photographer's work in "Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures,” on view…

Ansel Adams: The drama and beauty of the American West

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London (CNN) -- Famed for his rugged, immense portraits of the American West, Ansel Adams regularly tops lists of the 20th century's greatest nature photographers. Adams has won countless awards, including the highest U.S. civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In his home country, he is…

Ansel Adams' son on why the British landscape wasn't 'dramatic enough' for his father

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Michael Adams discusses why his father would have embraced digital photography but snubbed the aggressive stunts of environmental activists How glorious would the British countryside have looked through the lens of Ansel Adams? The Glenfinnan viaduct swooping through the Highlands, the ancient crags…

Dave Brubeck Receives Posthumous Grammy Nomination For 'Ansel Adams: America'

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Jazz great Dave Brubeck, who passed away yesterday, died hours before before receiving what a Grammy nomination, in the best instrumental category, for Ansel Adams: America, a symphonic piece inspired by Adams' photogoraphs that he co-wrote with his son, Chris see the full story