Upcoming Event in Yosemite National Park: Rebecca Senf Discusses Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams

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Please join us on April 17, 2020 for a Yosemite evening celebrating Rebecca Senf’s new book, “Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams.
Gottardo Piazzoni

Gottardo Piazzoni by Ansel Adams

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Piazzoni was a Swiss-born American landscape painter, muralist and sculptor of Italian heritage, and a key member of the school of Northern California artists in the early 1900s. Born in Intragna, Switzerland, Piazzoni moved at the age of 15 to his father's dairy farm in the Carmel Valley.
Ruins of Old Church, Taos, 1959, by Ansel Adams

Ruins of Old Church,Taos

“Ruins of Old Church,Taos” Taos Pueblo, a collaboration between a young Ansel Adams and feminist writer and bohemian Mary Austin, was published in 1930 in a small edition of 108 copies. Limited and hard to find, it is considered one of the greatest books produced by San Francisco’s renowned Grabhorn Press. The project was exceptional for its time - not only the intersection of two careers, photographer and writer, but of the American environmental movement and a movement by white women to promote Pueblo arts.

Old California Street Firehouse by Ansel Adams

“Old California Street Firehouse”: The style of Engine 15 firehouse has been referred to as "Gothic Burlesque". Built in 1884, it represents the 'Gothic Revival Spirit' that prevailed in San Francisco from the 1850's; reaching its peak…

Farm Workers, Paul Masson Vineyards by Ansel Adams

“Farm Workers, Paul Masson Vineyards”: In 1959, Ansel Adams was commissioned by the Paul Masson Vineyards, to photograph their winery, he asked Pirkle Jones to join the project. The images document many of the processes necessary to produce…