Ansel Adams in the News

Lecture to focus on people behind Ansel Adams images

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PORT TOWNSEND — Ansel Adams photographs provide the images. Clarence Moriwaki, president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese-American Exclusion Memorial Association, will offer the background. Moriwaki will speak at the Jefferson County Historical Society First Friday Lecture in the Port Townsend…

Exhibition reveals the more fluid side of Ansel Adams

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SALEM — The photography of Ansel Adams is so sturdily composed, so enduringly right that it can feel like the aesthetic equivalent of granite. Unbudgeably there. Non-porous. A waste of time to take issue with. These feelings emerge from qualities inherent in the photographs (the sharpness of their…

UC Berkeley, as seen through Ansel Adams’ camera

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Nearly 50 years, ago, American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams shot black-and-white images of the University of California campuses, creating a vast repository of 1960s photographs that was named “Fiat Lux” (“Let there be light”), after the university’s motto.   Wheeler…

Ansel Adams' assistant to speak at Effingham chamber banquet

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Photographer Alan Ross says the advent of digital cameras has given more people the opportunity and inclination to take photographs, resulting in more ordinary people capturing extraordinary images. Ross, an internationally respected photographer and educator, will speak at the annual banquet…

Ansel Adams' photos of 1940 L.A. show him working in urban mode

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About 60 of Ansel Adams’ stepchildren will spend the coming four weeks hanging out in a downtown art gallery. They’re pictures the great photographer of natural landscapes took of urbanized Los Angeles around 1940 – and donated to the Los Angeles Public Library more than 20 years later, with…

Ansel Adams in LA

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Eye local photos taken by the photo legend. Quick. Think "Ansel Adams" and then tell us what the next thing is that springs to mind. Is it a stunning, ethereal shot of Yosemite's Half Dome? Is it a panoramic take on some distant, snow-capped mountain range? Did we hit close? Mr. Adams, a legend…

Ansel Adams Wilderness

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  "The Mountains That Made the Man" A portfolio by Peter Essick pays tribute to Ansel Adams and the craggy California wilderness named in his honor. On his first trip to the Sierra Nevada, in June of 1916, Ansel Adams went armed with a camera—a Kodak No. 1 Brownie—and started shooting.…