Ansel Adams, ‘Woman Behind Screen Door, Independence, CA’, 1944, Photography West Gallery
Ansel Adams, ‘Woman Behind Screen Door, Independence, CA’, 1944, Photography West Gallery
Ansel Adams, ‘Woman Behind Screen Door, Independence, CA’, 1944, Photography West Gallery

Pristine 16x20 inch silver gelatin printed by the artist in 1970. Plate 8 from Portfolio V, numbered 36/110 and signed in pencil on mount with artist stamp on mount verso.

Signature: Pencil, right hand corner of mount

Image rights: Ansel Adams

Private collector

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