Perhaps one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century, Ansel Adams is best known for his iconic black-and-white photographs of the Yosemite National Park.
In addition to expressing his love and appreciation of the American Wilderness through the images that he makes as an artist, Adams also worked hard at promoting the preservation of wilderness lands in America as an environmentalist.
In this blog, we will be exploring Adams’s work in conservation.
“I believe the approach of the artist and the approach of the environmentalist are fairly close in that both are, to a rather impressive degree, concerned with the ‘affirmation of life’….Response to natural beauty is one of the foundations of the environmental movement.”
– Ansel Adams in an address titled, ” The Role of the Artist in Conservation”
Black-and-White Photo on website header: The Tetons and the Snake River (1942) Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. By Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons