Ansel Adams: Pure Photography

Ansel Adams, Leaves, Stump, Frost, Yosemite Valley, 1932 Gelatin silver print, Gift of Mrs. Margaret McKittrick, 1968 Museum number 2229.23PH

Few names are as closely associated with the medium of photography than Ansel Adams. His black and white photography is known for its ability to take a world of color and create an image in tones of grey that reflect how the scene felt, not just how it looked. Here you can find two activities that may help you understand a little more about how Adams visualized and created his photographs.

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