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Ansel Adams: Portfolio I and Portfolio II

March 07 through May 17, 2015

EX.AAdamsDuring the middle and end of the twentieth century Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984) became a household name due to the popularity of his stunning photographs of the American landscape and his advocacy for nature conservation in concert with the Sierra Club. The 27 gelatin silver prints in Portfolio I (1948) and Portfolio II (1955) were made in national parks from Maine to California, Alaska to Tennessee. They capture the sublime beauty of the Yosemite Valley, the desolate conditions of Death Valley, and a microcosm of life in Moth and Stump, made in an interglacial forest.


Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Alabama Sarah Moody Gallery of Art.

Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984), Noon clouds, Glacier National Park, Montana, 1942, gelatin silver print, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, The University of Alabama