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  Ansel Adams [1902-1984]
Ansel Adams' Manzanar War Relocation Center Photographs - Library of Congress and Picturing the Century : Portfolio: Ansel Adams from the National Archives
Ansel Adams Fiat Lux Database - 1,761 images taken of the University of California campuses taken in the 1960s.
Ansel Adams at 100 - edited by John Szarkowski.
www.zpub.com /sf/history/adams.html   (508 words)

  Ansel Adams - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Adams was born into a wealthy family in San Francisco, California, and first trained to become a concert pianist.
Adams invented a method of exposure and development called the zone system, which he used to divide the gradations of light in a scene into ten zones from fl to white; this allowed him to visualize the different levels of gray in the final photograph with great accuracy.
Mount Ansel Adams, at the head of the Lyell Fork of the Merced River on the southeast boundary of Yosemite National Park, was named for him in 1985.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/refarticle.aspx?refid=761564921   (571 words)

 Ansel Adams: Inspiration and Influence -- Oakland Museum of California
Ansel Adams: Inspiration and Influence adds a perspective to the exhibitions celebrating the centennial anniversary of Adams' birth by placing his work in the context of the photographers who influenced him, the photographers who were his contemporaries, and his many students.
Ansel Adams: Inspiration and Influence is curated by Drew Johnson, curator of photography in the art department and recent winner of a California Book Award presented by The Commonwealth Club for his book Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850 to the Present (Norton, 2001).
Adams' first photographs, taken at the age of 14 when he went with his family to Yosemite National Park, were the beginning of a lifelong interest in recording nature and in conservation of wilderness lands.
www.museumca.org /exhibit/exhi_adams.html   (645 words)

 Biography - Ansel Adams: Defining the American Wilderness
Ansel Adams was born on February 20, 1902, in San Francisco to Charles and Olive Adams.
Ansel Adams’ first experiences with photography were during a family trip to Yosemite in 1916.
Ansel Adams founded Group f.64, an organization of photographers dedicated to purity in the art, with Imogen Cunningham, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston in 1932.
www.veritasdigital.com /ansel_adams/biography.html   (794 words)

 Ansel Adams Biography (1902 - 1984)
Adams combined a passion for natural landscape, meticulous craftsmanship as a printmaker and a missionary's zeal for his medium to become the most widely exhibited and recognized photographer of his generation.
Adams rapidly became famous not only as a photographer but also as critic, teacher, publisher of portfolios, co-founder of the department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, longtime consultant to the Polaroid Corporation and spokesman for a heroic and yet plainspoken approach to photography.
Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco on Feb. 20, 1902, of New England descent.
www.leninimports.com /ansel_adams.html   (1169 words)

 Ansel Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
That message is the genius behind "In Praise of Nature: Ansel Adams and Photographers of the American West," which opens at the Portland Museum of Art this Wednesday, January 19.
Adams and his fellow iconoclasts, looking back, recognized their "innovation" in the 19th-century work of pioneer Western survey photographers and called it art.
Adams, who died in 1984, and his follow Western Modernists saw meaning and purpose in the 19th-century documentarian's vision of the West and, in the disillusioned years between World Wars, rediscovered it.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/art/00/01/13/ANSEL_ADAMS.html   (2478 words)

 About Ansel Adams - Ansel Adams - Sierra Club
Adams' dedication to wilderness preservation, his commitment to the Sierra Club, and of course, his signature fl-and-white photographs inspire an appreciation for natural beauty and a strong conservation ethic.....
Adams was often criticized for not including humans in his photographs and for representing an idealized wilderness that no longer exists.
Ansel Adams was a dedicated artist-activist, playing a seminal role in the growth of an environmental consciousness in the U.S. and the development of a citizen environmental movement.
www.sierraclub.org /ansel_adams/about.asp   (619 words)

 Yosemite National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ansel Adams made his first trip to Yosemite Valley in 1916, when he was 14 years old.
Ansel spent a good amount of time photographing during his early mountain excursions, but at this time, his prime aspiration was to be a concert pianist.
Ansel passed away in April of 1984 and Virginia, in January of 2000.
www.nps.gov /yose/nature/articles/adams.htm   (985 words)

 Ansel Adams: Photographs, Articles and Resources from Masters of Photography
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was an American photographer celebrated for his majestic fl-and-white landscape photography.
Adams was a technical virtuoso of the photographic print, formulating his Zone System to properly translate light into finished print.
Ansel Adams selected 40 of his favorite works and wrote an intensive, case study essay for each one describing how he created the work, from visual perception to the final print.
www.masters-of-photography.com /A/adams/adams.html   (547 words)

 Grace Hudson Museum - Events
Adams was fortunate to reside in the midst of an unusually colorful and vocal community of Northern California photographers.
Ansel Adams: Inspiration and Influence presents the artist in the context of a century and a half of great photography.
By viewing the work of Adams next to that of his predecessors, colleagues and students, we can see that his artistic development occurred against a backdrop of broader developments in photography, helping us to understand better the depth of his contribution to the arts.
www.gracehudsonmuseum.org /events_archive13.html   (548 words)

 Pantheist Association for Nature Lodestars - Ansel Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
According to his friend James Alinder, “The spiritual importance of the mountains to Ansel’s evolving understanding of his photography, his environmental ethic, and his personality cannot be overstated...” Amid the “high altars,” as he called the peaks, decked with towering thunderheads, glistening lakes, and raging waterfalls, Adams found the Infinite.
Biographer Jonathan Spaulding states “When Ansel Adams read Carpenter among the granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada, it was the perfect combination of a time and a place, a set of ideas and a receptive mind.
He defined it as “a framework for understanding exposure and development, and visualizing their effect in advance.” Adams called negatives “the score” and prints “the performance.” He altered the ‘straight reality’ of his negatives by intensifying or subduing the dramatic play of light and shadow in his prints, thereby attaining his vision of a scene.
home.utm.net /pan/adams.html   (1399 words)

 On Campus - Ansel Adams
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center presents “Ansel Adams: A Legacy,” an exhibition of photographs that Adams intended to demonstrate and commemorate his life’s achievement in photography.
Adams, who in his youth studied to be a concert pianist, believed that printing a negative was like the dynamic of an orchestra playing a symphony.
Adams’ printing style changed over time, culminating in these images, made late in his career when he applied stronger contrast and tones in developing his prints.
www.utexas.edu /opa/ic/oncampus/2005/aug/ansel_adams_photos.html   (629 words)

 Ansel Adams' Lost Los Angeles Found @ AMERICAN DIGEST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The complete Ansel Adams material at the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection is seen by going to the Los Angeles Public Library Web Site, selecting "Browse the Photo Collection" on the main page and entering "Ansel Adams" in the "Author" search field.
Ansel Adams and the Westons were, of course, close associates throughout their careers.
This is a remarkable bit of "friendly and casual photojournalism" in which Adams manages to work his friends and associates into a photo essay on war workers, but that was during another brighter era where everyone in America did their part.
americandigest.org /mt-archives/006189.php   (1954 words)

 Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was born and raised in San Francisco.
Adams is famous for his spectacular images of the American West and is also known for his technical skill, pioneering the zone system method of exposure and development control.
In 1940, Adams helped found the department of photography there and later was awarded two fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to photograph America's national parks.
www.afterimagegallery.com /anseladams.htm   (499 words)

 Ansel Adams and Me
Ansel Adams was one of the 20th century's greatest photographers.
Ansel's works are in the hands of one of the better publishers and Ansel was probably even more important than Turnage had claimed at the time.
Ansel Adams: Fiat Lux contains papers, photos, audio files, and a mailing list that provides a forum for the exchange of discussion concerning the life and work of Ansel Adams.
www.shortcourses.com /about/ansel/ansel.htm   (3332 words)

 Ansel Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
          Ansel Adams has become a cultural figure in American history because of his majestic photographs and his actions as an environmentalist to protect the American wilderness through his photographic work.
Adams desire to become a photographer was first inspired by the lovely landscape he discovered as a boy in
Throughout Ansel Adam’s life, he became an accomplished photographer, transforming the photographic world and the way people perceived photos as works of art.
gladstone.uoregon.edu /~nsquier/ansel/adams.htm   (732 words)

 ANSEL ADAMS: Classic Images - Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
The forms are fully functional; the massive rear buttress and the secondary buttress to the left are organically related to the basic masses of adobe, and all together seem an outcropping of the earth rather than merely an object constructed upon it."
Adams stated in Elements that "this image is an experience in light." He described how he had used yellow and red filters before in many images in special high-altitude light of the Southwest.
Adams chose the highest quality paper and equipment and held to the most rigorous standards of his craft from taking the photograph to making the print.
www.hctc.commnet.edu /artmuseum/anseladams/details/stfrancis.html   (619 words)

 Amazon.fr : Ansel Adams at 100: Livres en anglais: John Szarkowski,Ansel Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ansel Adams at 100 celebrates the centenary of one of America's best-loved photographers.
The whole adds up to a most unusual and pleasing artifact: Ansel Adams at 100 consciously sets out to be the definitive study of a master, and it succeeds.
Grandly proportioned, linen-bound and graceful as the images it conveys, Ansel Adams at 100 commemorates the birth of the famous native San Franciscan photographer with 114 of Adams's rich, beloved images spanning his oeuvre, and some delightful photos of the artist.
www.amazon.fr /Ansel-Adams-100-John-Szarkowski/dp/0821225154   (646 words)

 Amazon.com: Ansel Adams: An Autobiography: Books: Ansel Adams,Mary Street Alinder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Adams was fortunate enough to be able to work with a diverse and creative group of people at a time when the art world was expanding into new mediums.
Adams does tend to lean towards the philosophical towards the end of some chapters, perhaps with a well-founded basis.
However, I think it is fair to say that Adams has "visualized" himself in a stylized and abstract manner, not unlike his photographs of the wilderness, cropping any rough edges of his life and ultimately contributing to (even propagating?) the myth surrounding his life.
www.amazon.com /Ansel-Adams-Autobiography/dp/0821222414   (2001 words)

 MoMA.org | Exhibitions | 2003 | Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams at 100 is the first major critical re-evaluation of the work of American photographer Ansel Adams (1902–1984) since his death.
Presented on the centenary of Adams’s birth and featuring more than one hundred prints, the exhibition represents a substantial reappraisal of Adams as an artist and working photographer.
The exhibition draws largely from the first part of his career—the 1920s and 1930s—and situates his well-known works within the context of an unexpected and unfamiliar body of photographs.
www.moma.org /exhibitions/2003/adams.html   (166 words)

 Ansel Adams' Lost Los Angeles Found - a photoset on Flickr
Like you, Adams means the classic evocation of the great American wilderness in photography to me. It never crossed my mind that he had photographed any of the cities of men, much less Los Angeles.
Ansel Adams and the Westons were, of course, close associates throughout.
It is also worth viewing these photographs since, with the exception of the Adams' great "Suffering Under a Great Injustice" Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar, photographs of people by Adams are thin on the ground.
www.flickr.com /photos/1000photosofnewyorkcity/sets/72057594083888984   (1115 words)

 Ansel Adams at 100   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Adams was one of the driving forces behind the photography program at SFMOMA from the time of the Museum's establishment in 1935.
Ansel Adams at 100 is being organized with the cooperation of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust and the Adams family.
Ansel Adams at 100 gives a much fuller and more complete -- and certainly m my view an enormously richer -- sense of who he was as an artist, because everything hasn't been rethought as of the date of the exhibition.
www.tfaoi.com /aa/2aa/2aa576.htm   (3062 words)

 Ansel Adams - Celebration of Genius - Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The centennial of the birth of Ansel Adams in 2002 inspired the George Eastman House of Rochester, New York to organize this special exhibition of one hundred and fifty photographs by America's most revered landscape photographer.
The retrospective spans Adams' career from the small fl and white images he produced in the 1920s to the large-format magnificent photographs created in the 1960s.
Adams' most beloved photographs of the American West form the core of the show, including such important works as Moonrise Hernandez, New Mexico (1941) and Mount Williamson from Manzanar, California (circa 1944).
www.moafl.org /exhibitions/anseladams/index.htm   (185 words)

 Ansel Adams
Adams worked as a photo technician and as a caretaker at the Sierra Club in Yosemite Valley before he was able to become a full-time photographer.
Greatly influenced by the work of Paul Strand, Adams was one of the founders with Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham of the Group f/64.
The pleasure of an Adams photograph lies in the quality he brings to, and draws out of, the rocks and ponds, the trees and falls.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAPadams.htm   (459 words)

 Ansel Adams at 100
Adams was even then recognized as the foremost landscape photographer on earth.
In the history of his art Adams was an unprecedented combination of technical virtuosity and inspired eye.
Adams took photography into a big, moody, exhilarating, Wagnerian country of inky peaks and dazzling snowfields, where no one had climbed before.
www.theatlantic.com /issues/2002/07/brower.htm   (587 words)

 Ansel Adams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adams was born in San Francisco, California in an upper-class family.
In 1952 Adams was one of the founders of the magazine Aperture.
The Minarets Wilderness in the Inyo National Forest was renamed the Ansel Adams Wilderness in 1984 in his honor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ansel_Adams   (1024 words)

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