Ansel Adams Wilderness

Adams described himself as a photographer and a writer. He endlessly travelled the country in pursuit of the natural beauty he revered and photographed. Adams felt an intense commitment to promoting photography as a fine art and played a key role in the establishment of the first museum department of photography, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Adams in the Yosemite Valley (1934)

The wilderness and mountains have been Ansel Adams' stomping ground throughout his life. His love for nature and his unparalleled gift perceiving landscape images and capturing the effects of these images have been translated through his photography into impressive statements of the earth's grandeur.

His passion began in 1916, when he went on a trip to the National Yosemite Park. He spent most of his time there every year from that day until his death.

"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."

His photographs express also his primary concern: the environment. Adams' artistic career has interwoven with and significantly influenced the environmental movement in the United States. For his commitment in protecting nature, in the Yosemite park there is a peak called "Mount Ansel Adams".

Mount Ansel Adams

The most impressive and beautiful photographs by Ansel Admas

The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942
Nevada Fall, Rainbow, Yosemite National Park, California, 1947
Bridalveil Fall, c. 1927
Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944
Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1960

You can find all this information in Ansel Adams' book "The negative" (October 1981, "Little, Brown and Company, Inc.", New York)

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