ANSEL ADAMS IN THE NEWS

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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High aspirations

by Natalie Bayona – Boulder Weekely July 16, 2015

If it doesn’t meet my standards, tear them up,” Ansel Adams tells his chief assistant Mary Alinder…

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Ansel Adams collection donated to Huntington Library

by Adrienne Alpert – abc7 May 6, 2015

SAN MARINO, Calif. (KABC) — The Huntington Library is celebrating one of its newest additions – a complete collection of work from famed photographer Ansel Adams. Adams was best known for his images of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, but his decades of work captured much more than that. From 1948 to 1976, Adams created […]

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Altered Visions and Changing Vistas

by Aileen Jacobson – NY Times March 28, 2015

Ansel Adams, the master photographer of the American West, made small, soft-edged prints early in his career and high-contrast, large-scale prints later on. Michael Mattis, who with his wife, Judith Hochberg, owns the 41 early Adams prints (1920s to 1950s) now at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, compares the early […]

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Ansel Adams’ granddaughter to speak at ‘Ding’ Darling

by Stacey Henson, shenson@news-press.com February 28, 2015

Adams rose to prominence as a photographer of the American West, particularly of California’s Yosemite National Park. As an environmental activist, he used his work to promote conservation of wilderness areas. One of his earliest books “Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada” contained text written by Sierra Club founder John Muir. Adam’s iconic black-and-white images helped […]

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Ansel Adams’ Son to Open Photo Exhibit’s West Coast Premiere

by Ken Stone – Times of San Diego February 5, 2015

The son of Ansel Adams, whose photos helped expand the national park system, will attend the opening festivities of the West Coast premiere of “Fragile Waters.” The traveling display of 119 photographs, many not previously exhibited, will be at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and feature black and white images by environmentalists Adams, Ernest H. […]

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Ansel Adams in Yosemite - Celebrating the Park at 150

“Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley: Celebrating the Park at 150” by Peter Galassi, with photographs by Ansel Adams (Little, Brown and Company, 204 pages, in stores) From age 14, photographer and conservationist Ansel Adams (1902–1984) visited Yosemite Valley annually. Adams once said: “Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and […]

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