Ask Jimmy Chin a Question

Jimmy Chin is a world renowned photographer, climber and Academy Award winner, and we were wondering if you have ever wanted to ask him a question about his life and adventures. Well, now is your chance. Through June 8, we are asking all…
Photograph of Alex Honnold by Jimmy Chin

UPCOMING EXHIBIT: Vagabonds to Icons: Photographs of Yosemite’s Climbing Revolution

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The Ansel Adams Gallery will be hosting our new exhibition “Vagabonds to Icons: Photographs of Yosemite’s Climbing Revolution” in Yosemite Village from May 24th to July 11th with works by Ansel Adams, Glen Denny, Tom Frost, Dean Fidelman, Corey Rich and Jimmy Chin among others on display.

The Quiet Beauty of Photographing Yosemite Valley in Winter

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Gone are the back to back crowds of the summer months, leaving you and your creative eye with the freedom to explore, often uninterrupted. We interviewed Ansel Adams Gallery Staff photographer Mike Reeves on some of his favorite spots to capture the wonders of winter in Yosemite, as well as insider tips that will keep you dry, your equipment safe, and the way back to a warm fire and meal at the end of the day.

Story Behind the Image: Monolith, The Face of Half Dome

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On the chilly spring morning of April 10th, 1927, Ansel Adams set out along Yosemite’s LeConte Gully to capture an image of the striking sheer face of Half Dome, one of Yosemite National Park’s most iconic natural features. Though Ansel knew the route well, having spent four teenage summers as the keeper of the Sierra Club’s nearby lodge in Yosemite Valley, his companions—his fiancée Virginia Best and three close friends, including his lifetime friend and fellow wilderness photographer Cedric Wright—picked carefully along the steep gully in the icy shadow of nearby Grizzly Peak.

Artist Reception with Painter James McGrew

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Recently, our Gallery celebrated a new exhibition of paintings by artist James McGrew. Members of our Yosemite community and park visitors joined together to experience James’ luminous works up close and learn more about the artist’s creative process and affiliation to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Reverence: New Paintings by James McGrew

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pening on February 23rd and running through April 11th, 2020, “Yosemite Reverence: New Paintings by James McGrew” will showcase the dramatic beauty of winter storms and spring runoff; another chapter in the great relationship between humans and nature and art.

A Winter Lightshow in Yosemite Valley

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For the intrepid visitor willing to brave the cold and possibility of snow in the park in winter, Yosemite provides unique rewards.

The Art of Winter in Yosemite National Park

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Nestled in Yosemite Valley at The Ansel Adams Gallery is a new exhibition of Yosemite photography: an exploration of the park’s striking beauty in winter as captured by our current group of full-time instructors and staff members.

A Yosemite Year – A Photographer’s Almanac March 2014 (Continued)

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Snow in Yosemite Valley has been infrequent the last two winters. I moved to Yosemite in March of 2010, during a snowstorm. The following March (2011), the inhabitants of the park experienced what has affectionately become known as ‘Snowmageddon’; a series of snowstorms that dropped several feet onto the valley floor and well over ten feet in the higher elevations. The park had to close for a few days while crews cleared roads and restored power...