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Ansel Adams Photography Books and 2020 Calendars

Ansel Adams Photography Books and 2020 Calendars

When people think of nature photography, the name Ansel Adams often comes to mind first. He was a fascinating and considerate artist. A lifelong advocate for environmental conservation, Adams was given his first camera when he was 12, during his first visit to Yosemite National Park. His early photographic work was done for the Sierra Club, and he later worked with the United States Department of the Interior taking photographs of parks, which helped the national parks system to grow in popularity. He was also responsible for helping start the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the photography magazine Aperture. To top it all off, Adams was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980, four years before his death.

It is hard to imagine now in the age of technology that someone spent so much time outside, using actual cameras, when most people do everything digitally, or even capture amazing images on their phones. Ansel Adams was a master, one of the last of the great old-school nature photographers, and Ansel Adams prints continue to be shared and collected.

 

And if you’ve always wanted to own an Ansel Adams photograph…well, you’re probably out of luck. They sell for an enormous amount of money. However, there are many amazing books and gifts you can acquire to bring the beauty of his work straight into your home!

Liberty Hardy is a Book Riot senior contributing editor, co-host of All the Books, a Book of the Month judge, and above all else, a ravenous reader. She resides in Maine with her cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon. You can see pictures of her cats and book hauls on Twitter @MissLiberty and Instagram @franzencomesalive.