Ansel Adams, ‘Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Sierra Nevada, California’, 1927, Phillips

Signature: Signed in pencil on the mount; titled, dated in an unidentified hand in ink and 'Route I Box 181 Carmel' credit stamp on the reverse of the mount.

Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, p. 10
Adams, Yosemite and the Range of Light, pl. 27
Alinder, Ansel Adams: 1902-1984, p. 12
Newhall, Ansel Adams: The Eloquent Light, pp. 168-169
Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, p. 93
Stillman, Ansel Adams in the National Parks, p. 10
Stillman, Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man, p. 71
Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, pl. 32

About Ansel Adams

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.

American, 1902-1984, San Francisco, California