MAKING A PHOTOGRAPHER: THE EARLY WORK OF ANSEL ADAMS
(ADAMS, ANSEL). Senf, Rebecca A. Foreword by Anne Breckenridge Barrett. New Haven, CT & Tucson, AZ: Yale University Press in association with the Center for Creative Photography, 2020. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 288pp, 175 color illustrations. "One of the most influential photographers of his generation, Ansel Adams (1902–1984) is famous for his dramatic photographs of the American West. Although many of Adams’s images are now iconic, his early work has remained largely unknown. In this first monograph dedicated to the beginnings of Adams’ career, Rebecca A. Senf argues that these early photographs are crucial to understanding Adams’ artistic development and offer new insights into many aspects of the artist’s mature oeuvre. Drawing on copious archival research, Senf traces the first three decades of Adams’s photographic practice - beginning with an amateur album made during his childhood and culminating with his Guggenheim-supported National Parks photography of the 1940s. Highlighting the artist’s persistence in forging a career path and his remarkable ability to learn from experience as he sharpened his image-making skills, this beautifully illustrated volume also looks at the significance of the artist’s environmentalism, including his involvement with the Sierra Club.
Rebecca A. Senf is chief curator at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Anne Breckenridge Barrett is associate vice president for the arts at the University of Arizona and director of the Center for Creative Photography."
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