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Marie Cosindas - Pioneer in Color Art Photography

Ansel met Marie for the first time in a creative photography workshop in Yosemite in 1961 and always held her in high regard.  I met her in 1963 and have been friends ever since.  She was good friends with Dr. Land, who asked her to make his official portrait (an honor) and Ansel, who recommended…

Chasing Rainbows, A Thirty-Year Arc - Photographs by Keith S. Walklet

When photographer and former Yosemite resident Keith S. Walklet waited out a thunderstorm to record his Double Rainbow, Tunnel View image in 1987, he knew it was a special moment.

Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Ansel Adams' making of Monolith, the Face of Half Dome

Setting out on a daring hike early in the morning of April 17th, 1927, Ansel Adams – along with then fiancée Virginia Best and good friends Charlie Michael and Arnold Williams – would conclude a day’s worth of photographing by making an image that would define his career:  Monolith, The Face…

Celebrating Wildness – by Bob Kolbrener

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The wilderness instills in us the feeling of being uninhibited, creative and free; we are completely reliant on collective abilities in these places to undertake, protect and enjoy such an experience.

View Daily Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp Through the Lens of Ansel Adams

In 1943, one of America’s best-known photographers documented one of the best-known internment camps. Seventy-five years ago, nearly 120,000 Americans were incarcerated because of their Japanese roots after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. More than 10,000 were forced to live in the hastily built…
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…