Ansel Adams

Visual Artist

1902 – 1984

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Who was Ansel Adams?

Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and in books.

With Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. Adams primarily used large-format cameras because their high resolution helped ensure sharpness in his images.

Adams founded the Group f/64 along with fellow photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston.

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Born
Feb 20, 1902
San Francisco
Also known as
  • Ansel E Adams
Parents
Religion
  • Pantheism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Private school
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • Corbis
Lived in
  • San Francisco
Died
Apr 22, 1984
Monterey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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