Ansel Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist whose compelling images of the American landscape were matched by his dedication to the conservation of those lands. His love began as a child on a family vacation in Yosemite National Park  with a Kodak Box Brownie camera his parents had given him. By 1920 he had joined the Sierra Club and before long was contributing photographs to the Sierra Club Bulletin. On April 10th, 1927 he created his first masterpiece, Monolith: The Face of Half Dome showing Yosemite's most striking feature. While on the Sierra Club board of directors [1934-71] he helped lobby to save the great wilderness shown in his photographs.
Ansel Easton Adams [Wikipedia]
America's Wilderness: The Photographs of Ansel Adams
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