Born in San Francisco, Ansel Adams was one of the most famous American landscape photographers of his day. He was also an active environmentalist that adored nature and did his best to preserve its humbling, timeless beauty.
His breathtaking black-and-white photographs capture the spirit of the American West in a way few other artists have been able to duplicate, although many have tried. He is especially well known for his shots of majestic Yosemite National Park.
Adams’s best and most renowned work is still widely featured on a variety of different products. These include but are not limited to calendars, posters, and postcards. His shots are also favorite additions to photography books and compilations around the world. His major accomplishments include: