Ansel Adams Los Angeles: Rare photographs that reveal the lost landscape and lifestyle of a prewar Los Angeles. These nostalgic images from the archives of The Los Angeles Public Library Ansel Adams Collection represent Ansel Adams as a photojournalist on assignment for Fortune Magazine in 1940.
drkrm gallery, with the cooperation of the The Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection and The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, will create new silver-gelatin prints made from the original negatives. These 60 dramatic black and white limited-edition photographs, on display to the public for the first time in this traveling exhibition, will be offered for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the LAPL.
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) created some of the most influential photographs ever made; he was one of the 20th century’s leading exponents of environmental values. It seems that every third family in America has an Adams’ poster on the wall, images that were difficult to make but easy to love. His images portray a romanticized and unspoiled Western American landscape, but Ansel Adams Los Angeles is a whole other body of work that is rarely discussed, let alone seen.