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Ansel Adams

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Adams began to photograph professionally in 1930, and in 1932 was a founding member of the f/64 group in San Francisco, California. In 1940 he created the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, along with Beaumont Newhall and David McAlpin. In 1941 Adams began to photograph landscapes. From 1942 to 1944 Adams acted as the photographic adviser to the United States Army. In 1962 Adams moved to Carmel, California where he founded the Friends of Photography in 1967. He continued to document the landscape of the American West.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500026108.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Ansel Adams:

Ansel Adams Old Building, Bodie, California, 20th century Gelatin silver print
Ansel Adams Sequoia Gigantea Roots, Yosemite National Park, California, ca. 1950 (printed ca. 1960-1970) Gelatin silver print
Ansel Adams Rock and Surf, ca. 1960 Gelatin silver print
Ansel Adams Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California, 1944 (printed 1973) Gelatin silver print
Ansel Adams Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958 (printed 1972) Gelatin silver print
Ansel Adams Cascade, North Fork of Bridge Creek, 1932 Gelatin silver print
Ansel Adams Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944 Gelatin silver print
Ansel Adams Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941 Gelatin silver print
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