Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, Monolith, the Face of Half Dome, 1927

by Rebecca Senf

Yale University Press
Published in association with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson

February 18, 2020
280 pages, 8 x 10
175 color illus.


A curator’s thoughtful, analytic overview of Adams’s earliest photographic projects, from informal outing albums for the Sierra Club, to his commercial work for Yosemite’s primary concessionaire, to his first New Mexico project and the beginnings of his work for the National Park Service. I’ll be looking for Ansel Adams postcards at every flea market I go to from now on.


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