Ansel Adams, ‘Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park’, 1927, Phillips

Signature: Signed and numbered '311' in pencil in the margin.

Adams, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, cover and p. 35
Adams, Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light, pl. 54
Alinder and Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, pl. 2
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ansel Adams: The Early Years, pls. 6-7
N. Newhall, The Eloquent Light, cover and p. 45

The Weston Gallery, Carmel, 1995

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