Artist to Know - Ansel Adams

I love doing the Artist to Know feature, because I get to learn about artists and their lives.  Today's artist is very famous and well known, and I learned a lot of new things about him researching for this post.   I hope you enjoy his amazing work as much as I do!

Ansel Easton Adams
(February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984)

Ansel Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park

Adams primarily used large-format cameras, despite their size, weight, setup time, and film cost, because their high resolution helped ensure sharpness in his images.

Adams's timeless and visually stunning photographs are reproduced on calendars, posters, and in books, making his photographs widely recognizable.

His lasting legacy includes helping to elevate photography to an art comparable with painting and music, and equally capable of expressing emotion and beauty.

"It is easy to take a photograph, but it is harder to make a masterpiece in photography than in any other art medium." Ansel Adams

Read all about Ansel Adams and see his work on the Ansel Adams website.

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