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November 19, 2016 - March 5, 2017

Ansel Adams
Sight and Feeling

 





In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular...
sight and feeling will appear on a print.
If it excites me, there is a good chance it will
make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense,
an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams' ability to create photographs with a remarkable range and subtlety of tones is legendary. Yet for all his technical mastery, Adams recognized that what made a compelling photograph was far more elusive. This exhibition of Adams' photographs suggests how his intuitive and emotional response to the landscape resulted in powerful and enduring photographs. From the Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Ansel Adams, Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley, California, 1920, gelatin silver print. Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Gift of Wm. John Upjohn. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.