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yosemite valley winter by Ansel Adams

Yosemite Valley Winter

Ansel Adams made this image around 1959 with an 8" x 10" view camera. The image was once used in a commercial job, as he recalls in "Ansel Adams: An Autobiography:" “In 1969, for one of my last commercial jobs, I selected a photograph, "Yosemite Valley , Winter"…for reproduction on a Hills Brothers…

Ansel Adams: A Son’s Perspective. Monday, December 5, 2016, 5-7 p.m.

Hospitality: 5:00 p.m. Presentation: 6:00 p.m. 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA Michael Adams will give an illustrated talk about Ansel Adam’s life and legacy, including the photographer’s youth in San Francisco, his exposure to music, and his relationship to the landscape of…

Moonrise from Glacier Point

  Ansel Adams made this image with an 8" x 10" view camera sometime before 1959. The specific date is unknown, but astronomers at Texas State University in San Marcos dated a similar image, "Autumn Moon," to 7:03 PM September 15, 1948 . The image captures the moon rising over the Clark…

Merced River, Cliffs, Autumn

Ansel Adams made this image on a chilly late autumn morning in 1939 with an 8" x 10" view camera and 10-inch Kodak Wide-Field Ektar lens. The Cathedral Rocks loom in the background. He took the photo from west side of the El Capitan bridge over the Merced River in Western Yosemite Valley . Over…

Unique Offer in Fine Art Photography - Jeffrey Conley

This month, for our final offer of 2016, we have arranged to present two hand-coated platinum and palladium prints from Jeffrey Conley: “El Capitan, Summer” and “Southern Alps Waterfall #2, New Zealand," each available in the respective sizes of 8"x6.5" and 6.5"x6.5". Jeff's platinum prints in the slightly larger sizes of 8"x10" and 8"x8" normally begin at $2,000, however, you can add one of these uniquely sized prints to your private collection for $500
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Mountain Rhythm by Penny Otwell

The “artistic interpretation” of Yosemite, a place steeped in visual mythology and hewing tradition, is not to be taken or enacted lightly. As a summation of this long standing relationship between park and art, local painter Penny Otwell has said: “Drawing and painting in Yosemite all these…
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Fragile Waters at IMA

It was the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that inspired two friends to create IMA's newest show. Curator Jeanne Falk-Adams and Barbara Cox, artist agent, created Fragile Waters at IMA April 23 - Sept. 5. "We need water, clean water. It isn't possible to live without it," said Falk-Adams. The idea behind Fragile Waters, Falk-Adams said, was to connect people through the arts, portraying the beauty of water, from rivers and wetlands to the oceans, letting them draw their own conclusions. To accomplish this, the show combines the work of her father in-law, Ansel Adams, Ernest Brooks II and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly, interspersed with quotes to give people what Falk-Adams describes as breathing room, to process the information.

Spring Lecture Series: The Underwater Photography of Liquid Light

Presented by Jeanne Adams – January 7, 2016 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Mariners’ Museum’s Liquid Light exhibition is a pioneering look at the world beneath the ocean. It would not have been possible without the efforts of world-renowned photography expert Jeanne Adams. Adams, the daughter-in-law of noted photographer Ansel Adams, is a strong advocate for the power of the photograph in telling nature’s stories. Her relationships with underwater photographers are helping to bring this beautiful, emerging art form into the global spotlight. Get an insider’s perspective of the making of Liquid Light from Adams in this presentation. Cost: $5 for Non-Members. Free for Members.