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Book Feature | Ansel Adams’ Yosemite – The Special Edition Prints

By October 31, 2019 November 6th, 2019 ASMP Bookshelf, ASMP Legends

Cover of Ansel Adams'Yosemite bookEditor’s Note: The late Ansel Adams was an ASMP Member. The book’s foreword was written by ASMP Member, Pete Souza.

Cross-posted from SLR Lounge
[by Sean Lewis]

Of America’s National Parks, Yosemite’s unique rock formations, waterfalls, deep valleys and giant sequoias make it one of the most diverse and beautiful places to visit. While countless photographers have captured this epic landscape over the years, perhaps none are more closely associated with this (or any other) National Park than the incomparable Ansel Adams, one of the highest regarded photographers in American history. In a landmark new book of photographs, readers are given special access to a rare collection of photographs of Yosemite taken and specially selected by Adams before his death. As Beaumont Newall noted in a 1954 letter to Ansel Adams on the importance of Adams’ work, each of these photographs provides an “eloquent statement” to “make people aware of the eternal things, to show the relationship of man to nature [and] make clear the importance of our heritage.”

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