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Mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamp (BMFA 11), with title and date in ink, on the reverse, 1929, probably printed between 1973 and 1977 (400 Photographs, p. 59).

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Ansel Adams’s photographs of the American wilderness have made him one of the most famous photographers of all time. In 1932, the artist founded Group f/64 along with contemporaries Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston. The group devoted themselves to what they called “pure” or “straight” photography, which embraced a direct, sharply focused, and distinctly Western aesthetic. Adams was also pivotal in establishing the department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art and embraced an ethos of conservation throughout his career. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Hasselblad Award, and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Today, Adams’s photographs belong in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and regularly sell for six figures at auction. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery; he evaluated gradations of light, manipulated degrees of exposure, and constantly experimented with new techniques.

High auction record
US$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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'St. Francis Church, Rancho de Taos, New Mexico'

13 1/2 × 17 1/2 in
34.3 × 44.4 cm
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Mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamp (BMFA 11), with …

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Ansel Adams’s photographs of the American wilderness have made him one of the most famous photographers of all time. In 1932, the artist founded Group f/64 along with contemporaries Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston. The group devoted themselves to what they called “pure” or “straight” photography, which embraced a direct, sharply focused, and distinctly Western aesthetic. Adams was also pivotal in establishing the department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art and embraced an ethos of conservation throughout his career. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Hasselblad Award, and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Today, Adams’s photographs belong in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and regularly sell for six figures at auction. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery; he evaluated gradations of light, manipulated degrees of exposure, and constantly experimented with new techniques.

High auction record
US$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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