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The Color of Black and White

Join us for the Artist Reception Saturday, October 12th, 3-5pm For the photographer, the art (or skill) of seeing the finished print in the mind’s eye is not to be taken lightly. It is a trait of true dedication – a sixth sense. Ansel Adams was a proponent of the task, and something he developed…

How it Began: Photography Education at The Ansel Adams Gallery

FROM OUR CURATOR, EVAN RUSSEL: A dialog with Yosemite begins the moment one steps into the hallowed valley. The towering walls, sleepy meadows and leaping waterfalls all incite conversation. But where to begin? Since its modern day (re)discovery in the middle of the nineteenth century by non-indigenous…

An Annual Event: Parks In Focus & The Ansel Adams Gallery

Last week, our gallery hosted a wonderful group of students from Udall Foundation Parks in Focus Program. Each summer for the past decade, Parks in Focus has been bringing groups of middle school youth from the San Francisco Bay Area to visit, explore, and learn about Yosemite through photography. The…

A Private Guided Session to Vernal Fall

The Ansel Adams Gallery offers the once-in-a-lifetime experience of exploring Yosemite’s wonders with a private guide. Each guided session is different from the last, tailored to participant interests and curiosities. Recently, staff photographer Brittany Colt conducted a private guiding session to Vernal Fall...

The Art of Digital Photography with Kirk Keeler

Looking to dive into the creative possibilities of your digital camera surrounded by some of the world’s greatest natural wonders? Staff Photographer Kirk Keeler and Yosemite Valley offer just that in “Using Your Digital Camera,” a hands-on, outdoor lesson offered by The Ansel Adams Gallery.…

Yosemite at Night: A Photography Exhibit by Michael Frye and Kirk Keeler

Purchase these photographs On Exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery - June 30 - August 17, 2019 In Yosemite, the hustle and bustle of activity pervades the day.  But at night, this all changes and the park becomes unfettered, with the wild echoes of nature and the humbling magnitude of an endless firmament…

Light from a Distant Mountain

(The Ansel Insider) In 1943, Ansel Adams began to document the Manzanar War Relocation Center, an internment camp for over 10,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II. Ansel used his camera to capture the strength, determination, and spirit of the people there amidst the hardship that had been…

The Artists of the Manzanar Relocation Center

At Manzanar, every 20-by-25-foot room held eight detainees. Few furnishings were provided. Cots with straw mattresses, an oil stove, and a single hanging light bulb were all that decorated the rooms. And yet, in spite of the harshness of their environment, and in spite of the injustice of their circumstances, the prisoners managed to find inspiration, extract beauty, and create art.