Famous Photographer

Ansel Adams

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Photographer Information

Adams was born February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California. He passed away at the age of 82. Adams was born to Charles Hitchcock Adams and Olive Bray Adams. Adams was a single child. Adams attended Harvard and Yale University.
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Adams Style of Photography

Adams was best known for his black and white landscape photographs. He enjoyed taking photos of the American West especially the Yosemite National Park.
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Adams Awards

Adams received his doctor degree from Harvard University and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. Adams earned the Hasselblad Award in 1981. His photographs were so popular that they made an award based off his name. This award was called the "Ansel Adams Award For Conservation Photography"
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Famous Quotes About His Own Work

"You don't take a photograph, you make it" - Ansel Adams

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs" - Ansel Admas

What Other People Have Said About His Work

"A couple years ago, I was perambulating through the local Barnes and Noble bookstore. Annie Leibovitz' book Women, which had just been released, was on display. A pair of college-aged girls (i.e., part of the target audience for the book) passed by and one commented to the other: “Oh, this looks interesting,” and reached for the book. The other said, “I don't know, like, the only photographer I like is Ansel Adams.” As the first girl thumbed through the book, the second reached for a volume of Adams’ photos, as though to protest having to see another photographer's work. " - Here is a passage by Robert L. Jones.
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What I Like About Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams is one of the best photographers that I've looked at. It amazes me how unique he is stating that he only took his photos in black and white. His works are great and really got me excited to try out his style of photography.