To Ansel Adams, furthering the art and education of photography was paramount. He advocated for the importance of bringing new and younger minds into the field. He encouraged them to seek original ways of interpreting the world as they saw it through their lens. As the popularity of photography grew throughout the late 20th century,
The Ansel Adams Gallery brought in permanent staff photographers to become onsite educators available to a growing collection of park guests looking to learn more about their cameras and the visual mysteries of the park. The benefits were mutual, with visitors liberally absorbing committed and dedicated knowledge about photography in a place steeped in photographic tradition, while the staff had year-round unfettered access to a big back yard of natural wonders.
Opening at The Ansel Adams Gallery on January 5th, 2020 and running through February 22nd, 2020, “32 Degrees of Winter: Images by Resident Photographers” explores an array of contemporary work being made by our current group of full-time instructors and staff members as they have come to see the most enigmatic and polarizing season of the year: Winter. Pieces on display will consist of platinum prints to digital photographs, all original in origin. A reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, January 19th, from 1-3pm with several staff members in attendance, each of them a part of a rich history here in Yosemite and eager to share their stories and work.