An exhibition of work by Ansel Adams, an American photographer known for his luminous and detailed black-and-white nature photographs, will open at Reynolda House Museum of American Art on March 11, 2016 and hang through July 17.
How does a socialite from Buffalo, New York become the center of a modernist movement in a town in the middle of the American Wild West?
Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis and Midland oil executive David H. Arrington spoke at a news conference Tuesday morning celebrating the opening of an exhibit of Ansel Adams photography.
Arrington, who began collecting Adams’ work after graduating from Texas Tech in 1983, lent 100 original photographs from his collection to the Museum of Texas Tech University for a special exhibit. Although his collection has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world, he wanted his alma mater to host it, as well.
“Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams” presents a lesser-known dimension of celebrated photographer Ansel Adams’s body of work, and offers insight into a decisive and disquieting period in American history.
“In Passing: American Landscape Photography,” currently featured at the SCAD Museum of Art, showcases a wide range of images created by six photographers between 1938 and the present.
If it doesn’t meet my standards, tear them up,” Ansel Adams tells his chief assistant Mary Alinder.
It’s 1979, and Alinder sits at a table with a stack of 22 prints of “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” in Adams’ photography studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California and begins to seek out the photographic qualities that merit Adams’ approval. But by the time lunch was called, she hadn’t trashed one.
The Huntington Library is celebrating one of its newest additions – a complete collection of work from famed photographer Ansel Adams.
Adams was best known for his images of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, but his decades of work captured much more than that. From 1948 to 1976, Adams created seven limited edition portfolios all containing a dozen or more photos.
Barbara Barrett-Byrne said her late husband George collected all seven of those portfolios. He was a student of the legendary photographer and a member of the Sierra Club.
Ansel Adams, the master photographer of the American West, made small, soft-edged prints early in his career and high-contrast, large-scale prints later on. Michael Mattis, who with his wife, Judith Hochberg, owns the 41 early Adams prints (1920s to 1950s) now at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, compares the early prints to chamber music and the later ones to brass bands.
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Adams rose to prominence as a photographer of the American West, particularly of California’s Yosemite National Park. As an environmental activist, he used his work to promote conservation of wilderness areas. One of his earliest books “Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada” contained text written by Sierra Club founder John Muir.
Adam’s iconic black-and-white images helped to elevate photography to a fine art, with his photos of Glacier National Park, Old Faithful Geyser and the High Sierra.
In 1984, the year he died, the U.S. Geologlical Society sanctioned the Ansel Adams Wilderness area, covering 100,000 acres between Yosemite National Park and the John Muir Wilderness Area. read more at news-press.com
The son of Ansel Adams, whose photos helped expand the national park system, will attend the opening festivities of the West Coast premiere of “Fragile Waters.”
The traveling display of 119 photographs, many not previously exhibited, will be at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and feature black and white images by environmentalists Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly.
THE ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389