March 12, 2014 by Reader's Connection
Our own Eiteljorg Museum is currently hosting a rare exhibit of photographs by Ansel Adams, a true pioneer in the field of nature photography. Adams had an unconventional early life; his unique experiences eventually came together to allow him the ability to photograph the American West in a whole new light.
Born in San Francisco, Adams was four years old at the time of the great earthquake of 1906. He suffered a broken nose as a permanent mark of history. Prone to sickness and unable to pay attention in school, Ansel spent his days outside with easy access to the coast of California. Upon visiting Yosemite National Park with his family, his life changed forever as he set his goal of capturing the beauty of nature. Good for us that he did.
The exhibit at the Eiteljorg, which runs through August 3rd, is comprised of 75 photographs personally selected by Adams. The following samples from our library’s collection of books and DVDs might enhance your appreciation of his impressive body of work.
Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America’s Wild Places edited by Andrea G. Stillman.
Ansel Adams in Color by Ansel Adams, edited by Harry M. Calahan
Ansel Adams : 400 Photographs edited by Andrea G. Stillman
The Camera by Ansel Adams; with the collaboration of Robert Baker
Ansel Adams [a videorecording] written and directed by Ric Burns
Ansel Adams: An Autobiography by Ansel Adams with Mary Street Alinder
Thanks to Susanne for this post, and thanks to the Eiteljorg for permission to use their logo.
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