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A “Tragedy” on the High Trip

(The Ansel Insider) As an avid outdoorsman, Ansel Adams was no stranger to the hardships of camping in the backcountry. Far from the creature comforts of home, hiking miles upon miles each and every day, even America’s most famous outdoorsman could find himself overwhelmed. But for Ansel, the harsh…

Glowing Luminosity: A Grove of Tamarack Pine

The Story of Soft Focus on a High Sierra Expedition (The Ansel Insider) The Ansel Adams Gallery is pleased to offer a rare vintage photograph of “A Grove of Tamarack Pine,” one of very few soft focus images known to have been made in Ansel Adams’ photographic career. In September 1921, Ansel…

Sierra Club High Country Trip: The Story of “Frozen Lake & Cliffs”

(The Ansel Insider) In 1932, Ansel Adams set out with Sierra Club on their annual trip to Yosemite’s high country. Even in summertime, the high sierra can still be found rimmed with icy cliffs and snowy peaks. Equipped with lighter clothing for warm days and sturdy boots for slippery climbs, Ansel…

Tenaya Lake: Jewel of the High Country

(The Ansel Insider) The Ansel Adams Gallery is pleased to offer "Lake Tenaya" special edition photograph, along with a rare version signed by Ansel Adams. The vintage print has been sold. Ansel’s image of Tenaya Lake captures the soul of one of the grandest landscapes of Yosemite. It provides an…

Discovery at Diamond Cascade

(The Ansel Insider) By the summer of 1920 Ansel Adams, then 18, had found his passion in the photographic landscapes of Yosemite National Park. With the support of his family, Ansel spent the next four summers as the custodian of the Sierra Club’s LeConte Memorial Lodge. This experience awarded him the opportunity to go deep into the trails, waterfalls and cliffs of the park with his gear and evolving style in tow...

Ansel Leads the Way

(The Ansel Insider) Georgia O’Keeffe, the Rockefellers, and Ansel Adams Go Camping: Ansel Adams’ photography introduced generations of Americans—even those who would never visit the park themselves—to the grandeur of Yosemite National Park. Through his photographs, hundreds of thousands would come to know the splendor of its rugged summits and polished valleys...

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…