Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)

Known for his vivid landscapes of the American West, Adams was one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. His work delved into the temporary and ephemeral, capturing the ever-changing nature of the landscapes he was observing. Adams used his talent to represent his conservationist values to protect the American landscapes from encroaching industry. Adams’s custom-fitted Cadillac helped him take photos of nature on location.

His work is in the collections of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Archives, Washington DC; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among many others. Throughout his life’s work in photography, he was involved with environmentalist societies and National Parks to shine a light on the importance of preservation of nature and wildlife.