Gift of David H. McAlpin, Class of 1920. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

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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
$988k, 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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Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941

Gelatin Silver Print
Location
Princeton

Gift of David H. McAlpin, Class of 1920. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Medium

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
$988k, 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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