About Ansel Adams

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Ansel Adams was born on February 20, 1902, in San Francisco, California.  He rose to prominence as a photographer of the American West, particularly Yosemite National Park, using his work to promote conservation of wilderness areas.  His iconic black and white images helped to establish photography among the fine arts He died in Monterey, California, on April 22, 1984.

Ansel Adams was a renowned American photographer and environmentalist. Although his initial ambition was to become a pianist, he was equally passionate about photography and it was only in the middle of his twenties that he realized that he would make a better photographer than a musician. By that time he had become a member of the Sierra Club and had started hiking with them, developing a keen interest in its conservation. His journey as photographer was long and tough and for a long period, he had to sustain himself by accepting commercial assignments. But his genius was apparent from the beginning and his very first portfolio was highly appreciated by all. Later, he started working for the conservation of what was left of the wilderness in the American West. He not only fought to restrict use of national park areas, but also fought to create new parks and wildernesses. Protection of redwood forests, sea lions and sea otters was also close to his heart.
 
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Sunrise From South Rim

Sunrise From South Rim
Creator Ansel Adams
Title Sunrise From South Rim
Date  
Medium Photography
Measurements  12 x 8 1/2
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession 
Location Main Building, Room 206
ID Number 11847
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Ansel Adams, Sunrise From South Rim

Autumn Moon

Autumn Moon
Creator Ansel Adams
Title Autumn Moon
Date  
Medium Photography
Measurements 12 x 8 1/2
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession 
Location Main Building, Room 206
ID Number 11843
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Ansel Adams, Autumn Moon

Ice on Ellery Lake

Ice on Ellery Lake
Creator Ansel Adams
Title Ice on Ellery Lake
Date  
Medium Photography
Measurements  12 x 8 1/2
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession 
Location Main Building, Room 206
ID Number 11845
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Ansel Adams, Ice on Ellery Lake

Golden Gate Headlands

Golden Gate Headlands
Creator Ansel Adams
Title Golden Gate Headlands
Date  
Medium Photography
Measurements 12 x 8 1/2
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession 
Location Main Building, Room 206
ID Number 11844
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Ansel Adams, Golden Gate Headlands

Burro Mesa

Burro Mesa
Creator Ansel Adams
Title Burro Mesa
Date  
Medium Photography
Measurements  12 x 8 1/2
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession 
Location Main Building, Room 206
ID Number 11846
Rights Terms of Use

Ansel Adams, Burro Mesa