Sunday, February 20, 2022

Feb. 20: Ansel Adams, American photographer


Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was one of America's best-known photographers, famed for his black-and-white images of the American West. With fellow photographer Fred Archer he developed the "Zone System," a way to calculate exposures to capture maximum detail in the shadows and highlights of an image. He not only photographed wild places; he was an environmentalist who worked to protect and preserve them through working with the Sierra Club and the U.S. Department of the Interior; a famous book title was My Camera in the National Parks. Famous shots include Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1927; and Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941.


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