Ansel Adams in Our Time

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Apr 8 2023 - Jul 23 2023

“America’s most famous nature photographer is given a new context.” - The Wall Street Journal

For more than 50 years, Ansel Adams captured the breathtaking beauty of the United States in stunning black-and-white photographs, many of which have been frozen in a time gone by.

In Ansel Adams in Our Time, discover more than 100 of Adams’ most iconic works like never before, displayed alongside nineteenth-century photographers and contemporary artists who both influenced, and were influenced by, the legendary American artist.

Visit national parks, the American Southwest, desert and wilderness spaces, and more as you move back and forth in time with Ansel Adams and 24 of his contemporary successors including Mark Klett, Trevor Paglen, Catherine Opie, Will Wilson, Abelardo Morell, Victoria Sambunaris, and Binh Danh, whose modern-day environmental concerns point directly to Adams’ legacy. In addition to admiring the photographs themselves, explore the history and production of pre-digital photography through this unique exhibition.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website 

Image credit: Self-Portrait, Monument Valley, Utah, Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984), 1958. Photograph, gelatin silver print, 2018.2657. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Lane Collection, © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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