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date: 22 January 2019

Adams, Ansel (1902–84) American landscape photographer, 

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

born in San Francisco. He had originally intended to become a pianist and initially took up photography as a profession in the context of his membership of the Sierra Club, a conservation organization. It was their bulletin that first published his photographs, and he remained an active environmental campaigner for all his life. He was especially noted for his depictions of the mountainous regions in the Yosemite. Images such as the sheer rock face of ... ...

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