Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea
- National Maritime Museum |
- 9 Nov 2012 – 28 Apr 2013
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Striking photos of water in all its forms, from cascading waterfalls and gushing rapids to mirror-like pools and ethereal landscapes of ice and snow.
Ansel Adams, Waterfall, Northern Cascades, Washington, 1960
© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
California-born Ansel Adams (1902–1984) is one of the most celebrated practitioners of 20th-century landscape photography. His black-and-white images of the American West and Southwest, in particular Yosemite Valley, transformed national parkland into a vertiginous and romantic wilderness.
This exhibition of more than 100 original prints focuses on Adams’ lifelong interest in photographing all forms of water and includes some of his most famous works, such as Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California (c. 1937), alongside lesser-known images.
What the critics say
The clarity of his photographs is astonishing; we could count the droplets of water as they rise and fall and bounce