Evan Russel Snow Caked Oaks, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite and The West: Photographs by Bob Kolbrener

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Bob Kolbrener has been photographing these landscapes for over 50 years with his large and medium format cameras.
Wener Braun on EL Cap, by Jim Bridwell

Vagabonds to Icons: What It Means to Climb In Yosemite

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For climbers hoping for a taste of true adventure, there’s still no more important place than Yosemite Valley. There, nature musters a vast array of challenges, from the crack climbs of Glacier Point and the Merced River Valley to the startlingly sheer rock faces of Half Dome and El Capitan.
Photograph of Alex Honnold by Jimmy Chin

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 August 22nd 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.