Ansel Adams: The View from Here

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Oak Tree, Sunset City, Sierra Foothills, California
Oak Tree, Sunset City, Sierra Foothills, California,  1962, © ©The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust Collection, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona,  Ansel Adams Archive
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5 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011 to 5 p.m. March 3, 2012

Perhaps no photographer's work has enjoyed such popularity as Ansel Adams's awe-inspiring views of the natural world. His early trips to the Yosemite wilderness in the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s informed the stylistic approach that made him famous. These treks included not only the physical activities of hiking, camping, and mountain climbing, but also social, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual elements. With forty photographs and supporting documents from the Ansel Adams Archive, Ansel Adams: The View from Here explores the relationship between Adams's magical photographs of the American landscape---both its panoramic vistas and its intimate details---and how he came to understand the importance of his natural environment.