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Ansel Adams: From the Mountains to the Sea


What could be more appropriate for the National Maritime Museum than to exhibit photographs of water in all its forms? And these aren’t just any photographs. The National Maritime Museum has brought together 100 pictures by one of the undisputed masters of landscape photography: Ansel Adams (1902-1984).

An ecologist and self-taught pianist, Ansel Adams was above all a pioneer of photography. In the 1930s, with his friend Fred Archer, Adams invented the a technique called Zone System, which greatly improved an image’s depth and clarity. Fascinated by nature since childhood, Adams began experimenting with photography at age fourteen. Armed with his trusty No. 1 Kodak Box Brownie, he headed into the American West searching for adventure, and showed the region in its very best light.

Marine Cabos

Read the full article on the French version of Le Journal.

Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea
Until 28 avril 2013
National Maritime Museum
Romney Rd, G’wich SE10 9NF 

Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue
SE10 8XJ 
Cutty Sark, King William Walk
Greenwich SE10 9HT

Ansel Adams : At the Water’s Edge
Edition National Maritime Museum, 2013

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