Adams’ breakthrough came after he published his first portfolio, Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras.
Between 1929 and 1942 Adam focused on close-ups and large forms of mountains. He spent time with other artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, and Paul Strand. Adams’ published essays and books on photography.
In the 1960s, Adams’ work was being shown in museums and large galleries.