Ansel Adams | the artist
The artist Ansel Adams
Born Febr 20 1902, San Francisco, USA.
Died Apr 22 1984, Carmel California, .
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Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Kings Canyon, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Carlsbad Caverns, Glacier, and Zion National Parks; Death Valley, Saguaro, and Canyon de Chelly National Monuments. Other pictures were taken at Boulder Dam, CO; Acoma Pueblo, NM; San Idelfonso, NM; Taos Pueblo, NM; Tuba City, AZ; Walpi, AZ; and Owens Valley, CA. Many of the latter locations show Navajo and Pueblo Indians, their homes and activities.
In the 19th century, U.S. artists viewed the vast American wilderness as an emblem of their country´s infinite capabilities, its untamed nature serving as a metaphor for freedom. With the invention of the camera, photographers began to accompany explorers on trips to the West…
Ansel Adams was a visionary figure in nature photography and wilderness preservation. He is seen as an environmental folk hero and a symbol of the American West, especially of Yosemite National Park. Adams’ dedication to wilderness preservation, his commitment to the Sierra Club, and of course, his signature black-and-white photographs inspire an appreciation for natural beauty and a strong conservation ethic…
Featuring 25 photographs from American scenic photographer Ansel Adams, a pioneer in the movement to preserve the wilderness and one of the first to promote photography as an art form. These photos were taken 1933-1942.
Explore the world of ideas behind Ansel Adams’s photography through archival footage of the artist at work, audio commentaries by art historians, and words from Adams himself.