Entries by Amy Graff, SFGATE

Ansel Adams worked to help less fortunate

Son recalls father’s support for Japanese-Americans in WWII; to give talk in Port Hadlock Full article at http://www.ptleader.com/arts/ansel-adams-worked-to-help-less-fortunate/article_e1078706-a307-11e7-a62e-3fa1b8c695e0.html When Japanese-Americans were forcibly relocated and interned at camps in the U.S. during World War II, it didn’t sit well with famed photographer Ansel Adams, according to Adams’ son, Michael. Ansel Adams “did a very extensive photographic […]

A Unique Offer in Fine Art Photography – Kerik Kouklis

This month, as part of our Unique Fine Print Offer series, we are excited to feature two palladium based photographs by Kerik Kouklis that pay homage to the great fuel of soul in landscape artists: The National Park. These images, “El Capitan Engulfed in Clouds, Yosemite” (available as a traditional palladium print) and “Sunrise, Fernandina Island, the Galapagos,” (available as a palladium over pigment print) while from two different hemispheres, speak to the inspiration of our natural world, as well as its inherent, irreplaceable beauty, and its paradoxical delicate solidity. Both images will be offered in 7×10.5″ and 12×18″ sizes.

Tom Killion’s High Sierra – The Poetry of Nature

It is a celebrated aspect of art in the National Parks that, when successful, it evokes an emotional response and depicts a consequential interpretation of these majestic spaces. There is a caveat of this art which intends to help us see more literally the form that our parks like Yosemite have taken, while also guiding […]

Print Condition Definitions

Print Conditions Definitions Condition is always difficult to assess and somewhat subjective. Our rating system is an effort to make a meaningful distinction between the found condition of photographs that are, in 2017, between 35 and 85 years old. There are no standards in the industry or bright lines between ratings. Each rating can contain […]

On Exhibit in Yosemite – “William Neill – A Retrospective”

In 1977, William Neill found his own life’s path redirected when he came to photograph Yosemite for the first time. Not long after, he began working at The Ansel Adams Gallery as a staff photographer, teaching visitors all he could about the art form and the place that he loved. While other itinerant interests would take him on journeys far and wide, from the American Southwest to Antartica, he would make Yosemite his permanent home. Forty years later, to commemorate his commitment to photography and great body of work, The Ansel Adams Gallery will be hosting the exhibit “William Neill — A Retrospective” between July 9th to August 19th, 2017