A Decisive Moment: Georgia O’Keefe and Orville Cox

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Ansel Adams made this photograph of Maroon Bells in 1951, while traveling to one of the first meetings of the Aspen Institute, a gathering of intellectuals and artists set amidst Colorado’s natural beauty.

Sensuous and Surreal: Group f/64 and scenes of Sand Dunes

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Read the story about group f/64 and view some of the rarest known images of sand dunes by Ansel Adams.
Expression of a Masterpiece Ansel Adams Original Mural of "Moonrise, Hernandez"

Expression of a Masterpiece: Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico

Perhaps no photograph represents the work of Ansel Adams quite like “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.” One of the most important photographs of the 20th century, “Moonrise” is a masterpiece.
Hazardous Ascents: El Capitan and Climbing

Hazardous Ascents: El Capitan and Climbing

Ansel Adams' status as one of our greatest atmospheric photographers remains unchallenged, even in this era of high-definition and brilliant-color photography.
Atmospheric Reflections

Atmospheric Reflections: Original Photographs

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Ansel Adams' status as one of our greatest atmospheric photographers remains unchallenged, even in this era of high-definition and brilliant-color photography.

The Story of Moon and Half Dome

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Read the iconic story of Moon and Half Dome by Ansel Adams.
Maroon Bells by Ansel Adams

Maroon Bells

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Ansel Adams made this photograph of Maroon Bells in 1951, while traveling to one of the first meetings of the Aspen Institute, a gathering of intellectuals and artists set amidst Colorado’s natural beauty.

Reflection, Merced River

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Ansel Adams made this photograph of Merced River as seen from the Gates of the Valley, near the western end of Yosemite National Park.
Aspens, Horizontal. Black Wood Frame

Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958

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"We were in the shadow of the mountains, " Adams wrote, "the light was cool and quiet and no wind was stirring. The aspen trunks were slightly greenish and the leaves were a vibrant yellow....