"There are always two people involved in a picture: the photographer and the viewer." (Ansel ADAMS)
About the US-American photographer Ansel ADAMS (1902-1984)
Ansel Easton ADAMS was a photographer, author and teacher of artistic photography. He became known primarily for his impressive landscape and nature photographs from the national parks in the western United States, for whose preservation he actively campaigned throughout his life. As a co-founder of the f/64 group, he was one of the pioneers of 'straight photography' and is considered one of the most important American photographers. He wrote numerous textbooks on the theory and practice of photographic technique. The zone system he formulated at the same time as Fred Archer became groundbreaking for artistic black-and-white photography.
Photo books by and on the work of Ansel ADAMS (a selection)
- 'Taos Pueblo' (1930, 1977); 'Yosemite. Tales and Trails (1934); 'Camera and Lens' (1948, 1978); 'The Negative' (1948, 2004); 'The Print' (1950, 1995); 'The Yosemite Valley' (1959); In Color' (1993, 2001, by Harry CALLAHAN); 'Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs' (1997); 'Ansel Adams at 100' (2001, by John Szarkowski); '400 Photographs' (2007, by Andrea Stillman); 'Looking at Ansel Adams' (2012, by Andrea Stillman)