20 February 2014

Ansel Adams Birthday today

Ansel Adams, Photographer, Conservationist

"“At one with the power of the American landscape, and renowned for the patient skill and timeless beauty of his work, photographer Ansel Adams has been a visionary in his efforts to preserve this country’s wild and scenic areas, both on film and on Earth. Drawn to the beauty of nature’s monuments, he is regarded by environmentalists as a monument himself, and by photographers as a national institution. It is through his foresight and fortitude that so much of America has been saved for future Americans.”"

President James E. Carter Presenting Ansel Adams with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Here's a link to a Wikipedia biographical sketch of Ansel Adams, and a link to an official The Ansel Adams Gallery
You might also check out the PBS Image gallery of Ansel Adams Photos

IMAGE SOURCE: Photo of Ansel Adams on his wonderful wood-paneled station wagon found at D K Hummel's blog From A Certain Point of View

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