Ansel Adams: Early Works at San Jose Museum of Art


San Jose Museum of Art

Saturday, September 5, 2009 through Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ansel Adams – photographer, musician, naturalist, explorer, critic and teacher – was a giant in the field of landscape photography and a native Californian. This exhibition focuses on the masterful, small-scale prints made by Adams from the 1920s to the 1950s. During this time, Adams’s printing style evolved from his soft-focus, warm-toned, painterly “Parmelian prints” of the 1920s; through the sharp-focused photography of the f/64 school that he co-founded with Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham in the 1930s; to the cooler, higher-contrast approach he embraced thereafter.

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