“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
Ansel Easton Adams
- Born on February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California.
- Died April 22, 1984 (82 years old)
Family & Education
The Tetons and the Snake River
Pine Cone and Eucalyptus Leaves
San Francisco, California, 1932, ca. 1936, 1933.
Evening, McDonald Lake, Glacier National Park
What made him famous?
- Honorary artium doctor degree from Harvard.
- Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Yale
- Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1966.
- Awarded the Conservation Service Award by the Department of the Interior in 1968.
- Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980.
- The Sierra Club John Muir Award in 1963.
- Inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2007.
- Adams was presented with the Hasselblad Award in 1981. 
- The Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography was established in 1971, and the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation was established in 1980 by The Wilderness Society.
— Ansel Adams
What Others Have Said
"...the whole image is masterfully printed to wring every bit of emotion from it."
— Charles Hagen
What do I appreciate about it?
— Ansel Adams
- http://www.creativephotography.org/artists/ansel-adams - Ansel Adams - N/A
- http://www.biography.com/people/ansel-adams-9175697 - Ansel Adams Biography - N/A
- http://web.archive.org/web/20100103081953/http://anseladams.com/content/ansel_info/anseladams_biography.html - Ansel Adams, Photographer/Author/Conservationist -N/A