Every Mention of Ansel Adams in the New York Times in the 1940s

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(Note: This article is part of a series.) January 21, 1940Notes of Camera World In a roundup, the book Graphic and Graflex Photography is highlighted with a list of chapters: "...Ansel Adams gives advice on print-making... June 9, 1940Diverse Attractions At the Golden Gate Fair. Old Masters, North and South American Contemporaries Are Well Represented. A roundup of art exhibits at the Golden Gate Fair. A photography show that Ansel helped curate is mentioned at the beginning of the fourth subsection. "Several Galleries are given over to a Pageant of Photography, directed by Ansel Adams and T.J. Maloney." December 31, 1940Photography Gains Recognition As Art. Modern Museum Sets Up Department…

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Every Mention of Ansel Adams in the New York Times in the 1930s

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(Note: This article is part of a series.) August 17, 1930Santa Fe Has Its Own Architecture. Inspired by Indians and Spanish, It Is Now of Frankly Modern Type. By Mildred Adams."Santa Fe has developed a style of architecture all its own, so distinctive that people are beginning to speak of 'the Santa Fe type,' just as they speak of a Cape Cod cottage or a French cháteau." Uses three of Ansel's photos from Taos, cropped. November 13, 1933Indian Craft Opens New Art GalleryIn a long list, the article mentions Ansel's exhibit at the Delphic Gallery in "Exhibitions This Week" subsection. This is the first paragraph of that list: "Among the…

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Was Ansel Adams A Landscape Photographer?

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If you google "greatest landscape photographer" and expect to hit a link for Ansel Adams you would be wrong. You get a page of click-bait links, all with numbers in the titles: 25 Best Landscape Photographers Of All Time, The Best landscape Photographers You Need to Follow in 2020, 15 Inspiring Landscape Photographers, Top 12 Landscape Photographers Working Today, and on and on. Including a number in the title is a recommended way to make Google's search engine happy, inducing the search algorithm to place your empty-headed list of nothing-cicles above everyone else who is doing equally content-free lists. In 1996 I put up on the "World Wide Web" (as…

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Book Review: How He Became Ansel Adams—A Review of Senf’s “Making a Photographer” (Part Two)

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(This review of Rebecca Senf's Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams appears in two parts. This is part two. Part one can be found here.) If a deep dive into the Parmelian Prints wasn't treat enough (or new enough) for you, Making a Photographer explores in-depth Ansel's photo album of the Sierra Club's 1928 trip to the Canadian Rockies. It was a month-long adventure. Ansel took about 250 photographs during the course of the trip with a range of cameras, producing 6 1/2-by-8 1/2 inch film negatives, 4-by-5-inch film negatives, 3 1/4-by-4 1/4-inch film negatives, and a handful of 4-by-5-inch glass plate negatives. He eventually assembled 178…

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Book Review: How He Became Ansel Adams—A Review of Senf’s “Making a Photographer” (Part One)

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(This review of Rebecca Senf's Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams appears in two parts. This is part one. Part two can be found here.) Rebecca Senf's book on Ansel Adams, Making a Photographer, is a treasure box, full of surprises. The first surprise is that it contains the photographs of Ansel Adams at all. This might seem a strange thing to write--why wouldn't a book about Ansel Adams, easily one of the most famous photographers in history, include Ansel's photographs? But it is true--other biographies of Ansel (I always think of him using his first name, Ansel, never his surname) struggled to include his work. The…

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