Famous Photographer

Ansel Adams

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Ansel Adams

Ansel Easton Adams was born on February 20th, 1902 in San Francisco, California. He went to college at both Yale and Harvard University. He got married to Virginia Best in 1928.
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Why he got into photography

In summer, Adams would enjoy a life of hiking, camping, and photographing, and the rest of the year he worked on his piano playing, expanding his piano technique and musical expression. His first photographs were published in 1921 and Best's Studio began selling his Yosemite prints the following year. His early photos already showed careful composition and sensitivity to tonal balance.

Trademark

His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books.

Awards

Adams had won the Hasselblad Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, and the Sierra CLub John Muir Award.

Quote

"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."

-Ansel Adams

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What i think of his work

Ansel Adams uses his photography to finf the beauty in the world. His landscape pictures are very beautiful. i especially like how he did it in black and white, too.

Interesting Facts

  • He broke his nose when he was 4 and never got it fixed.
  • He wanted to be a pianist.
  • He helped create Kings Canyon National Park.
  • Companies paid him to take pictures for them.
  • His best pictures were of Yosemite National Park.
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