Ansel Adams

Best known for his dramatic and evocative landscapes, Ansel Adams is considered one of the most influential photographers in US history. He produced beautiful images of American nature – from high mountains and thick forests, to the rugged ocean shoreline.

To celebrate his pioneering work, the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich in London has brought together more than 100 of his most powerful pictures.

Rod spotted this BBC audio slideshow showing some of his work with commentary by Philippa Simpson from the Greenwich Maritime Museum.

These days we are used to presenting landscape images in colour but these photos display the power of monochrome landscapes.

And while you are on this link, have a look too at the piece on  Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 further down the page.

Thanks to Rod for this link


One response to “Ansel Adams

  1. I was fortunate to be in London on the opening day of the Ansel Adams Exhibition. It’s a superb exhibition showing a large number of his prints. It also includes a number of short films about his life and work and a few interviews with him. Highly recommended if you’re in London and have a morning to spare. It runs until the end of April 2013 Furthermore it’s only £7!

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