Adams exhibit explores forces of natureWritten by John Dorsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams may have died in 1984, but he is with us in spirit. His work will grace the walls of the Toledo Museum of Art in an upcoming exhibit, “Ansel Adams: Visions of the West.”
This intimate exhibition of 39 works of art consists of photographs from the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection, as well as loans from private collectors. Highlights include “Monolith, the Face of Half Dome,” “El Capitan,” “Winter” and one of Adams’ most legendary images, “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.”
Adams, a native of San Francisco, produced more than 40,000 photographs during his career of more than 60 years.
“We’re very honored to have the work of Ansel Adams here at the TMA,” said Sara Stacy, marketing assistant for the museum.
Adams is known primarily for his black and white photographs of California’s Yosemite Valley, many of which will be part of the museum’s exhibition. He also invented the zone system, a technique that allows photographers to translate the light they see into specific densities on negatives and paper, thus giving them better control over finished photographs.
This exhibition is free to the public and on view in TMA’s Gallery 18 from June 30 through Sept. 24.
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