ANSEL ADAMS IN THE NEWS

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Fragile Waters at IMA

by HEATHER SPAULDING, Journal of the San Juans Office Manager/Reporter April 24, 2016

It was the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that inspired two friends to create IMA’s newest show. Curator Jeanne Falk-Adams and Barbara Cox, artist agent, created Fragile Waters at IMA April 23 – Sept. 5. “We need water, clean water. It isn’t possible to live without it,” said Falk-Adams. The […]

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Focus on Ansel Adams at South Shore Arts Gallery

by Carole Carlson – Chicago Tribune November 19, 2015

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… […]

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Majestic landscapes dominate TMA’s Ansel Adams: Early Works show

by Jon Perry – Tyler Morning Telegraph October 8, 2015

The iconic work of one of the giants in the field of landscape photography is the focus of the Tyler Museum of Art’s exhibition, Ansel Adams: Early Works opening Sunday. Adams (1902-1984) – an accomplished musician, naturalist, explorer, critic and teacher in addition to his photographic prowess – represented the end of a movement in […]

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Ansel Adams’ Rare Photos of Everyday Life in a Japanese Internment Camp

by Jordan G. Teicher – Slate.com September 15, 2015

Ansel Adams was already world-famous for his groundbreaking black-and-white photographs of the American West when he was invited by his friend Ralph Merritt to document the Manzanar War Relocation Center, a Japanese internment camp, where Merritt was director. It was a risky career move for a man so thoroughly established as a landscape photographer, but […]

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That Time When Ansel Adams Posed for a Baseball Trading Card

by Brad Balukjian – Smithsonian.com September 15, 2015

In the 1970s, photographer Mike Mandel asked his famous colleagues to pose for a pack of baseball cards. The results are as amazing as you’d imagine Forget that 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck card or your 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, the real baseball card prize is the Ansel Adams rookie. How many of you […]

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Ansel Adams exhibit coming to Reynolda House in spring

by LYNN FELDER Winston-Salem Journal September 9, 2015

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 and hang through July 17. “Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light” is being compiled by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, […]

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Ansel Adams, People Walking, 1943. Gelatin silver print (printed later). Private collection; courtesy of Photographic Traveling Exhibitions.

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

by The Ansel Adams Gallery August 1, 2015

On Exhibit: October 8, 2015–February 21, 2016 at Skirball Cultural Center 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. Presented at the Skirball in association with the Japanese American National Museum, the […]

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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? How did the road that led her west enable her to attract artists, thinkers, photographers, writers and dancers, including Georgia O’Keefe, Ansel Adams, D.H. Lawrence, and Martha Graham, to her high desert sanctuary in Taos, New Mexico?

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West Texas oilman David Arrington has an extensive collection of Ansel Adams prints in his downtown Midland office, photographed March 28, 2014. James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram

Midland’s Arrington loans Ansel Adams pieces for Tech exhibit

by Midlands Reporter-Telegram August 11, 2015

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 […]

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Art & Soul: SCAD Museum of Art celebrating American landscape photography

by Allison Hersh – Savannah Now July 19, 2015

With its rich beauty, endless complexity and ever-changing conditions, the landscape has both seduced and vexed photographers since the invention of the camera. “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. Curated by Storm Janse […]

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