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An Inside Look at Ansel Adams' Darkroom Magic

Come along for an inside look at Ansel Adams' darkroom and see how he created the magic, decades before Photoshop! You'll appreciate our modern tools even more, or miss what we used to have!
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Ansel Adams Most Famous Photograph: Moon Over Hernandez

Ansel Adams Most Famous Photograph: Moon Over Hernandez Get inspired as a photographer by hearing Ansel Adams' story of the making of his most famous photograph, Moon Over Herandez New Mexico-- from Ansel directly and from his son Michael who was in the car with him!
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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.
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Ansel Adams's Story of Visualization

Don’t miss this story of Ansel Adams’ breakthrough when he first learned to visualize a photograph, moving from amateur to the true artistry he was known for. Then see previously unreleased footage of Ansel explaining exactly what he means by “visualization” and the points to master to be an “instinctive” photographer. All footage filmed in Yosemite National Park where Ansel lived and photographed for decades. By watching and following his advice you can advance your photography to new heights!

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.

Special Edition Photographs Signed by Ansel Adams

Beginning in 1958 The Ansel Adams Gallery began selling Special Edition Prints. In the early years, Ansel signed each photograph after they were printed by his assistant. These full signature versions ended in 1972, but we currently have a few available for purchase from this era on our website. These would make a truly extraordinary holiday present for a collector of Ansel Adams photography.

New Modern Replica - Canyon de Chelly

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On his first trip to Canyon de Chelly in September 1937, Ansel was drawn to the “beautiful, flowing patterns” of the solidified sand dunes clearly visible in the lower left corner of this photograph. He wrote to his wife, Virginia, “The Canyon de Chelly exceeds anything I have imagined at any time!”
Succulent, Mill Valley

A Unique Offer in Fine Art Photography - Don Worth

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This month, in time for the holidays, we have reached into our archives for the first time to present two images by Don Worth (1924-2009): “Succulent, Mill Valley,” and "Shrubs and Snow, Yosemite Valley." Traditionally, Mr. Worth's respective prices ranged between $4,000 and $6,000, but you can now add one to your private collection for 25% off of our original retail price.