November 19, 2015 / by CAROLE CARLSON – Chicago Tribune
Original photographs taken by Ansel Adams on display at South Shore Arts in Munster. (Jim Karczewski / Post-Tribune)
The love affair began with a Kodak No. 1 Box Brownie when Ansel Adams was just 14 in 1916.
A shy boy, home-schooled by his father and grandmother in San Francisco, Adams toted the camera to the Yosemite Valley on a trek that would change his life.
Later, Adams would write: “I knew my destiny… when I first experienced Yosemite.”
The often-solitary walks Adams enjoyed led to an appreciation of his natural surroundings.
Adams’ stark and haunting images captured rugged mountains, and a Western wilderness that many Americans had never seen. Inspired by the legacy of Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir, Adams’ photographs underscored the need to preserve and nurture the landscape of America’s Wild West…read more at ChicagoTribune.com