This will be a unique two-person exhibition by noted fine art photographers Anne Larsen and John Sexton. They have been sharing their passion for photography, and exploring the land with their large format cameras, for over twenty years. They both have a passion for the sheer beauty of the black and white silver gelatin print hand-printed in the traditional wet darkroom.
The exhibition will include not only stunning images of the natural environment, but will also incorporate human-made subjects. For each of the
two photographers the use of light as it graces the subject and its use throughout the creative photographic process is essential. Though their palettes are different, both Anne’s and John’s prints share a common beauty and luminosity.
“Anne Larsen and John Sexton: Exploring Light” will open at The Ansel Adams Gallery November 12th, 2017 running through January 7th, 2018, and will showcase a number of images spanning two great careers. Please stop by during your visit to see these stunning works in person.
About the Artists
Anne Larsen worked as a successful photographer for one of the largest commercial studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1994 she moved to the United States to pursue a career in fine-art photography.
Anne’s intimate still life images and delicate photographs of the natural environment, all made with a 4×5″ view camera or medium format camera; share a common luminosity and elegance. Her hand made silver gelatin prints are distinguished by their impeccable execution and tonal subtlety. Anne has assisted and taught on workshops instructed by James Baker, Morley Baer, Ruth Bernhard, Charles Cramer, Philip Hyde, Ray McSavaney, and John Sexton.
Her prints are in numerous private and public collections in North America and Europe. Her images have been included in exhibitions at the Susan Spiritus Gallery and the Alinder Gallery in California. In 2007 she was awarded Third Place Fine Art Still Life in the Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards.
Legendary photographer Ruth Bernhard said this about Anne Larsen’s photographs:
“Anne Larsen has the ability to transform the commonplace into the unforgettable. Her beautiful photographs are made from the heart.”
Anne lives with her husband John Sexton in Carmel Valley, California.
Anne Larsen’s photographs are represented by The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, California and Timeless Gallery in Beijing, China.
John Sexton was born in 1953, and is known worldwide as a photographer, master print maker, workshop instructor, and lecturer. He is the author of four award-winning books; Quiet Light, Listen to the Trees, Places of Power, and Recollections. Sexton is best known for his luminous hand crafted traditional silver gelatin black and white photographs of the natural environment.
He is director of the John Sexton Photography Workshops, and has conducted hundreds of photography workshops throughout the United States and abroad. Sexton served as Photographic Assistant and Technical Consultant to legendary photographer Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1984. In addition, John has served as a consultant to major photographic manufacturers including Kodak. His finely crafted large format photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications, and are included in permanent collections and exhibitions throughout the world.
Sexton has received numerous awards and honors during his forty-year photographic career. In 2005 Sexton was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association, and in 2014 he received the prestigious International Award from the American Society of Photographers, as well as being a recipient of the inaugural George Eastman Award in Beijing, China.
John still finds magic in exposing and processing film, and making silver gelatin prints, by hand, in his traditional darkroom at his studio in Carmel Valley, California which he shares with his wife Anne Larsen—a talented photographer in her own right.