Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West

In 1916, a fourteen year-old Ansel Adams (1902-1984) began to capture the beauty of the West. Adams’ subsequent body of work – over 40,000 photographs – influenced the practice of countless photographers and played an instrumental role in the rise of the environmental movement in the United States. Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West brings works by Adams and other photographers, such as Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Eliot Porter, Laura Gilpin, Philip Hyde, and William Garnett. Following Adams’ example, these photographers captured the beauty of the West bringing environmental awareness to the forefront of collective concerns in the United States.

Mount Williamson, the Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1945. Photograph by Ansel Adams
Collection Center for Creative Photography
©The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust


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April | Sand & Senses 
Babies at the Museum: Friday, April 5
Babies at the Museum: Saturday, April 6
Museum Playdate: Saturday, April 13