Very early special edition print.

Medium
Signature
Signed on front of the print by Ansel Adams.
Image rights
Arizona Board of Regents. All Rights Reserved.

Ansel Adams is widely regarded as one of the most famous photographers of all time, particularly in reference to his striking images of the American wilderness. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery of his craft, carefully evaluating gradations of light in the image, manipulating degree of exposure, and constantly experimenting with new techniques. Along with contemporaries Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, Adams founded the group f/64, devoted to what they termed “straight photography,” as opposed to staged or embellished images. Adams was also pivotal in the establishment of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

High auction record
$988.0k, Sotheby's, 2020
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Ansel AdamsJackson Fine Art
2016
Georgia O’KeeffeTate
Ansel Adams to Edward Weston: Celebrating the Legacy of David H. McAlpinPrinceton University Art Museum
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Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park, California (Early Special Edition Print), ca. 1960

Gelatin Silver Print
9 3/4 × 7 3/4 in
24.8 × 19.7 cm
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Location
Carmel-by-the-Sea

Very early special edition print.

Medium
Signature
Signed on front of the print by Ansel Adams.
Image rights
Arizona Board of Regents. All Rights Reserved.

Ansel Adams is widely regarded as one of the most famous photographers of all time, particularly in reference to his striking images of the American wilderness. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery of his craft, carefully evaluating gradations of light in the image, manipulating degree of exposure, and constantly experimenting with new techniques. Along with contemporaries Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, Adams founded the group f/64, devoted to what they termed “straight photography,” as opposed to staged or embellished images. Adams was also pivotal in the establishment of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

High auction record
$988.0k, Sotheby's, 2020
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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