History of Photography

 

 

 

 


 
Abbott Berenice
 

 

Model Lisette
 
Adams Ansel
 
Outerbridge   Paul
 
Brandt Bill
 
Rodchenko Alexander
 
Brassai
 
Sexton John
 
Bravo Manuel
 
Sherman Cindy
 
Callahan Harry
 
Skrebneski Victor
 
Doisneau
 
Smith Rodney
 
Kertesz Andre
 
Sommer Frederick
 
Koudelka Josef
 
Weegee
 
Laughlin Clarence
 
Weston Edward
 
Man Ray
 
White Minor
 
Mapplethorpe Robert
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ansel Adams


(b San Francisco, CA, 20 Feb 1902; d Carmel, CA, 22 April 1984).

American photographer. He trained as a musician and supported himself by teaching the piano until 1930. He became involved with photography in 1916 when his parents presented him with a Kodak Box Brownie camera during a summer vacation in Yosemite National Park. In 1917–18 he worked part-time in a photo-finishing business. From 1920 to 1927 he served as custodian of the LeConte Memorial in Yosemite, the Sierra Club’s headquarters. His duties included leading weekly expeditions through the valley and rims, during which he continued to photograph the landscape. He considered his snapshots of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, taken during the early 1920s, to be a visual diary, the work of an ardent hobbyist. By 1923 he used a 61/281/2-inch Korona view camera on his pack trips, and in 1927 he spent an afternoon making one of his most famous images, Monolith, the Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park (Chicago, IL, A. Inst.;). Adams planned his photograph, waited for the exact sunlight he desired and used a red filter to darken the sky against the monumental cliff. He later referred to this image as his ‘first true visualization’ of the subject, not as it appeared ‘in reality but how it felt to me and how it must appear in the finished print’ (Ansel Adams: An Autobiography, p. 76).

 
 


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