Ansel Adams (born February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984 in San Francisco, California) His mastery is legendary and he is one of the best photographers of all time. He was very passionate about promoting photography as a respected form of art. Ansel was a passionate activist for the wilderness and the environment and more importantly the preservation of wilderness. He fought for the Wilderness Act. Nature, endangered animals and clean water and air were things Ansel always fought for.
Style Landscape and Scenic Photography
Beginnings Ansel Adams became infatuated with nature especially the Yosemite Sierra. He worked in the Sierra Clubs LeConte Memorial Lodge which was vital to his success.1927 was the year that things changed for Ansel. He met Albert M. Bender, a patron of arts and artists. A day after meeting Mr. Bender, he published Adams first portfolio and his career skyrocketed after that.
Career His intended profession was to become a pianist but became so good at photography and loved it so much that he realized that instead of being a concert pianist he could do well and prosper as a photographer. Ansel Adams first showing was in 1933 at the Delphic Gallery in New York then his most admired photographer Alfred Stieglitz gave him a one-man whos at An American Place. He traveled all over the world to capture natural beauty.
In Today’s Culture Ansel Adams is still at the top of the list of great photographers of our time and his intense work played an important role in establishing photography at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, which had the first Museum Department of Photography.
Business Ventures Ansel Adams contributed photos and wrote in a number of articles and magazines and exhibitions. Also has a short biography by Nancy Newhall published in 1963 “Ansel Adams: The Eloquent Light”.
Honors Ansel Adams was presented with the Presidential Metal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.
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