Have you ever seen larger than life black and white photographs of Yosemite National Park in America? Pictures of huge walls of rock more than a mile high with snow capped mountain peaks dominating the scenery.
Maybe you have seen these images reproduced in a poster shop or on a friends’ wall in an apartment? The chances are that if you have ever gazed upon photographic prints of these marvellous scenes of nature, you may well have been looking at the well known work of the 20th century photographer Ansel Adams.
There is an exhibition of Ansel Adams pioneering work, which runs to the end of April 2013 at the Royal Museum Greenwich, which is titled “Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea”.
The Ansel Adams London exhibition 2013 brings together some of the most iconic images of rugged and spectacular landscapes, some of which have never before been shown in the UK. It’s quite normal to see this photographer’s work on the walls of most mountaineering and hiking shops. Now you have the opportunity to see the real thing including Adam’s largest ever work, a series of three murals which were commissioned by the Trust Bank of America.
Ansel Adams used large format cameras because the images tended to be so much more detailed. This, of course, meant lugging this heavy equipment for mile after mile, often across difficult terrain. The results are without doubt worth the effort that the photographer put in.
Adams lived a full and active life from 1902 to 1984. This prolific photographer was also a keen environmentalist, who because he was so famous, was always listened when he spoke at environmental events issues.
Although Ansel Adam’s real passion, capturing the beauty of one of the world’s most stunning natural regions, all started when he went on a family holiday, aged fourteen, to Yosemite National Park. Now with the Ansel Adams London exhibition 2013, you have the chance to experience the splendour of the National Park, whilst being in the middle of London.
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