Photographer of the Month

Ansel Adams
Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was a landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating “pure” photography which favored sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph. He and Fred Archer developed an exacting system of image-making called the Zone System, a method of achieving a desired final print through a deeply technical understanding of how tonal range is recorded and developed in exposure, negative development, and printing. The resulting clarity and depth of such images characterized his photography. source wiki.
A photo of a bearded Ansel Adams with a camera on a tripod and a light meter in his hand. Adams is wearing a dark jacket and a white shirt, and the open shirt collar is spread over the lapel of his jacket. He is holding a cable release for the camera, and there is a rocky hillside behind him. The photo was taken by J. Malcolm Greany and first appeared in the 1950 Yosemite Field School Yearbook.

Photo by J. Malcolm Greany, c. 1950[1]
Born
Ansel Easton Adams

February 20, 1902

San Francisco, California
Died April 22, 1984 (aged 82)

Residence San Francisco (1902–1965);[2]Carmel Highlands, California(1965–1984)[3]
Nationality American
Known for Photography and conservationism
Movement Group f/64
Spouse(s) Virginia Rose Best
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom
1980
Elected Board of Directors, Sierra Club
Patron(s) Albert M. Bender
Memorial(s) Ansel Adams Wilderness, Mount Ansel Adams
Website anseladams.org
anseladams.com

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