Ansel Adams

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Ansel Easton Adams
Born February 20, 1902(1902-02-20)
San Francisco, California
Died April 22, 1984(1984-04-22) (aged 82)
Monterey, California
Cause of death Heart disease
Nationality American
Occupation Photographer and Conservationist
Children Michael, Anne
Parents Charles and Olive Adams

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902April 22, 1984) was a legendary American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West and primarily Yosemite National Park.

Works[change | change source]

Notable photographs[change | change source]

  • Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, 1927.
  • Rose and Driftwood, 1932.
  • Yosemite Valley, Clearing Winter Storm, 1937 or earlier, probably 1935
  • Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941.
  • Ice on Ellery Lake, Sierra Nevada, 1941.
  • Winter morning, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, 1944
  • Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox at Canyon de Chelly
  • Aspens, New Mexico, 1958.

A few of Adams' photographs[change | change source]