Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail

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Sep 15 2016 - Dec 15 2016

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), photographer, environmentalist, and social activist is recognized as one of America's foremost photographers. His life's work established photography as a truly legitimate art form, inspiring new ways of seeing and communicating. His long career represents a prolific and rich contribution to American art including many hundreds of images that continue to profoundly influence the practice of the art of photography to this day. 

Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail, offers an opportunity to view thirty of Adams’ works including pieces as well known as Moonrise over Hernandez alongside his lesser known studies of architectural subjects such as the Spanish Catholic Missions in Arizona. The exhibition combines the distant views for which Adams is exalted as well as his lesser known work showing close-up and personal interpretations of the photographer's complete vision of the natural world. 

These photographs, made between 1931 and 1976, provide an in-depth look at the work of one of America’s best known Modernists and folk heroes. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Photography
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Modernism
  • Ansel Adams

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