Adams: A Celebration of Genius at George Eastman House

Ansel Adams' photo of the University of Rochester's Rush Rhees Library in 1952

The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY has opened an exhibit of 150 images by the late nature photographer Ansel Adams.

Running through September 3, 2007, “Ansel Adams: Celebration of Genius,” features many photographs that Adams himself personally gave to the museum.

The 150 photographs on exhibit are deemed to reflect his full career. These comprise his work from the 1920s to the 1960s. Featured will be many of Adams’s most famous images of the American West — Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941, Mount Williamson from Manzanar, California, ca. 1944, and Monolith, the Face of Half Dome, 1927.

But his other impressive, if lesser-known, works such as Mud Hills, Arizona or Water and Foam, or the abstract titled simply, Stained Wallpaper near Alturas, Calif. are also on display.

The exhibit is a traveling show, having opened in Spain earlier and now touring the United States. After the Eastman venue, the Adams collection will hold its final show in Scotland in 2008.

Photo: George Eastman House Collection

Published by Chris Malinao

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